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Synonyms for obligate

to be morally bound to do

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

Synonyms for obligate

commit in order to fulfill an obligation

bind by an obligation

restricted to a particular condition of life

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(16) However, the GAO disapproved of the NMB's practice of only obligating funds on a month-to-month basis based on pre-approved expenses.
Its first mission was to develop a sustainable funding plan for the blue-box program by obligating brand owners whose packaging ends up in the blue box to pay for half of the operating costs for collection and processing to municipalities.
Developers and landlords can take comfort that the courts have held that a clause obligating a tenant to operate continuously in a specific business is valid and enforceable.
The Mishnah then says that women are exempt from reciting Shema and from donning tefillin, but are obligated to say teffilah, hang a mezuzah, and recite Grace.(3) Requiring women to say some prayers but not others, in particular obligating them to the rabbinically-ordained tefillah while exempting them from the Biblical confession of faith, is strange.(4) It appears to be a calculated attempt on the part of the rabbis to separate women from the most theologically significant utterances of Judaism.
In response to these mandates, this report (1) examines the status of USAID's obligations and expenditures of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 ESF appropriations for the West Bank and Gaza and (2) describes how the USAID mission is obligating the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 funds.