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ob luh gayt

  • v  force somebody to do something
  • v  commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    obligate money
  • v  bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  • a  restricted to a particular condition of life
    an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen

  • The ICC indictments, the first to be handed down against a sitting head of state, obligate the world's nations to arrest al-Bashir on sight.
  • You rightly point out that the findings obligate the EPA to regulate those pollutants.
  • In this market, traders do not exchange physical barrels of oil, but instead trade contracts which obligate them to exchange oil at a quoted price at a specific date in the .
News & Articles

  • FedEx asking for key approvals from Ocala, Marion County
    Among the agreements are contracts that obligate the city to move natural gas and electric transmission lines and one that grants FedEx access to the site along Northwest 35th Street.
    June 17, 2013 - The Ocala Star-Banner
  • Postal policy flawed
    Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service has a policy in place that does not obligate them to pick up outgoing mail if your address is not receiving mail in the city?
    June 16, 2013 - The Daily Iberian

  • Spencer Bachus in International Herald Tribune
    This so-called systemic risk regulator should not have the power to commit or obligate billions or hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to bailing out the so-called 'too-big-to-fail' institutions,said Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama, top...
  • Ehud Olmert in New York Times
    We will disengage from most of the Palestinian populationin the West Bank, Mr. Olmert said. "That will obligate us to leave territories under Israeli control today."
  • James E McGreevey in Washington Post
    The title does not obligate the first lady to be chauffeured or have bodyguards or any of the security attendant to the title,says McGreevey, noting that his wife chose to receive those perks, paid for by taxpayers.

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