obligated

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Verb[edit]

obligated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of obligate

Adjective[edit]

obligated (comparative more obligated, superlative most obligated)

  1. (North America, Scotland) committed
  2. (North America, Scotland) having an obligation; obliged

Usage notes[edit]

Now only in standard use in American English and some dialects such as Scottish,[1] having disappeared from standard British English by the 20th century, being replaced by obliged (it was previously used in the 17th through 19th centuries).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, p. 675
  2. ^ The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1996)