obligate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: be indebted or forced to do something

Is a parent obligated to work to support their kids?
The Catholic Church is obligated to change a system that violates
The Service obligated the full estimated cost of the work.
You are morally obligated to be kind to the less fortunate.

VerbNet: force-59
FrameNet: Imposing_obligation
PropBank: obligate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3