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{adj: committed} bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
"committed church members"
"a committed Marxist"
<-> uncommitted

{adj: facultative} able to exist under more than one set of conditions
"a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"
<-> obligate

{adj: obligated} caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course
"felt obligated to repay the kindness"
"was obligated to pay off the student loan"
<-> unobligated

{adj: obligate} restricted to a particular condition of life
"an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"
<-> facultative

{adj: unobligated} not obligated
<-> obligated

{n: obligate anaerobe} an organism that cannot grow in the presence of oxygen

{n: obligation} the state of being obligated to do or pay something
"he is under an obligation to finish the job"

{v: compel, oblige, obligate} force or compel somebody to do something
"We compel all students to fill out this form"

{v: obligate} commit in order to fulfill an obligation
"obligate money"

{v: oblige, bind, hold, obligate} bind by an obligation ; cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"
"I'll hold you by your promise"


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