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Obligate vs False - What's the difference?

obligate | false |

As adjectives the difference between obligate and false

is that obligate is (biology) able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role while false is (label) one of two states of a boolean variable; logic.

As a verb obligate

is (transitive|north america|scottish) to bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie.



  • (transitive, North America, Scottish) To bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie.
  • (transitive, North America, Scottish) To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
  • (transitive, North America, Scottish) To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
  • Usage notes

    In non-legal usage, almost exclusively used in the passive, in form “obligated' to X” where ‘X’ is a verb infinitive or noun phrase, as in “'''obligated to pay”. Further, it is now only in standard use in American English and some dialects such as Scottish,''Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage,'' p. 675 having disappeared from standard British English by the 20th century, being replaced by obliged (it was previously used in the 17th through 19th centuries).''The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1996)


    * See also:

    Derived terms

    * obligation * obligatory



    (en adjective)
  • (biology) Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role.
  • an obligate''' parasite; an '''obligate anaerobe.
  • Absolutely indispensable; essential.
  • false



  • Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
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  • Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
  • Spurious, artificial.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • (lb) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
  • Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
  • :
  • Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.
  • :
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:I to myself was false , ere thou to me.
  • Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.
  • :
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:whose false foundation waves have swept away
  • Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
  • (lb) Out of tune.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of two options on a true-or-false test.
  • Synonyms

    * * See also


    * (untrue) real, true

    Derived terms

    * false attack * false dawn * false friend * falsehood * falseness * falsify * falsity


    (en adverb)
  • Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You play me false .


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