名词:obligator 副词:obligately 动词过去式:obligated 过去分词:obligated 现在分词:obligating 第三人称单数:obligates 形容词:obligable
v [Cn.t usu passive 通常用于被动语态] (fml 文) compel (sb) legally or morally (to do sth) （在法律上或道义上）强迫（某人）（做某事）
*He felt obligated to help. 他觉得有责任予以帮助.
* We were obligated to attend the opening ceremony. 我们有必要参加开幕式.
v [T usually passive]especially AmE
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of obligare; OBLIGE
to make someone have to do something, because it is the law, their duty, or the right thing to do
= obligeobligate sb to do sth Tenants are obligated to pay their rent on time.be/feel obligated
to feel that you must do something because it is right or because someone has done something for you
= be/feel obligedbe/feel obligated to do sth Ava felt obligated to help her mother, even if it meant leaving college.be/feel obligated to sb Watson felt obligated to him for the loan.