Antonyms for obligate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb ob-li-geyt; adjective ob-li-git, -geyt
Phonetic Transcription : verb ˈɒb lɪˌgeɪt; adjective ˈɒb lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt

Definition of obligate

Origin :
  • 1540s, "to bind, connect;" 1660s, "to put under moral obligation," back-formation from obligation, or else from Latin obligatus, past participle of obligare (see oblige). Oblige, with which it has been confused since late 17c., means "to do one a favor." Related: Obligated; obligating.
  • verb require
Example sentences :
  • The same reasons that obligate a person to accept circumcision also obligate a person to accept the whole Law.
  • Extract from : « Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians » by Martin Luther
  • Having it does not obligate him to speak out on all issues or, indeed, on any issue.
  • Extract from : « Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest » by J. Frank Dobie
  • Shall I obligate the Church to pay three hundred and fifty head of cattle for a crime committed by others?
  • Extract from : « Jacob Hamblin: A Narrative of His Personal Experience » by James A. Little
  • This will not obligate you at all, but for the sake of your future health and happiness, do not put it off.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930 » by Various
  • He was forced to obligate himself not to trade in any Commodities except the produce of the manor.
  • Extract from : « History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I » by Myers Gustavus
  • Similarly, he who would be under obligation to none must obligate himself to all in every respect.
  • Extract from : « Epistle Sermons, Vol. II » by Martin Luther
  • The best way, then, to be under obligation to none is, through love to obligate one's self in every respect to all men.
  • Extract from : « Epistle Sermons, Vol. II » by Martin Luther
  • "Me and Si Klegg'll march 'em over there, and obligate ourselves not to lose a rooster of 'em," said Shorty.
  • Extract from : « Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) » by John McElroy
  • The mere fact that I happened to save your life does not obligate me to marry you, Miss Wharton.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Horde » by Charles Alden Seltzer
  • A guru must be on intimate terms indeed with the Creator before he can obligate Him to appear!
  • Extract from : « Autobiography of a YOGI » by Paramhansa Yogananda

Synonyms for obligate

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