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Abide vs Obligate - What's the difference?

abide | obligate |

As verbs the difference between abide and obligate

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

As an adjective obligate is

(biology) able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role.

abide

English

Verb

  • *
  • *:Abide you here with the asse.
  • (label) To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left.
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  • *:Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
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  • *:Let the damsel abide with us a few days.
  • (label) To endure; to remain; to last.
  • *1998 , Narrator ((Sam Elliot)), The Big Lebowski (film):
  • *:"The Dude abides ."
  • (label) To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for.
  • *:
  • *:Allas sayd she that euer I sawe yow / but he that suffred vpon the crosse for alle mankynde he be vnto yow good conduyte and saufte / and alle the hole felauship / Ryght soo departed Launcelot / & fond his felauship that abode his comyng / and so they mounted on their horses / and rode thorou the strete of Camelot
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  • *:Bonds and afflictions abide me.
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  • (label) To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere.
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  • (label) To await submissively; accept without question; submit to.
  • *William Shakespeare, Richard II
  • *:To abide thy kingly doom.
  • (label) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand.
  • *
  • *:She could not abide Master Shallow.
  • (label) To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for.
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  • Usage notes

    * (bear patiently) Used in the negative form can't abide is used to indicate strong dislike.

    See also

    * dwell * live * reside * stay

    obligate

    Verb

    (obligat)
  • (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)

    Synonyms

    * See also:

    Derived terms

    * obligation * obligatory

    References

    Adjective

    (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.