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obligate

[′äb·lə·gət]
(biology)
Restricted to a specified condition of life, as an obligate parasite.
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The new law obligates the managers to respond to leave requests within 10 days, or it would be recognised as accepted.
This agreement grants the company the option to sell and obligates Southridge to purchase up to $20,000,000 of common stock over its term.
Article Ten of that treaty obligates nations party to the convention to "adopt measures relating to the use of biological resources to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on biological diversity." The vague and imprecise language of this clause obligates nations party to the treaty to hold environmental concerns above all others in matters of law and policy.