Learn how to say Obligate correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word obligate:
1 [with object and infinitive] require or compel (someone) to undertake a legal or moral duty:
the medical establishment is obligated to take action in the best interest of the public
2 [with object] US commit (assets) as security:
the money must be obligated within 30 days
restricted to a particular function or mode of life:
an obligate intracellular parasite
Often contrasted with facultative.
late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘bound by law’): from Latin obligatus, past participle of obligare (see oblige). The current adjectival use dates from the late 19th century