Ob"li*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obligated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.] [L. obligatus, p.p. of obligare. See Oblige.]
To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.
by a sense of duty."
That's your true plan -- to obligate
The present ministers of state.
To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations.
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