obligated

It could be going to a baby shower, buying someone lunch, or turning in your research paper by Tuesday. If you have to do it — even if you'd rather not — then you’re obligated.

Obligated can mean that you have to do something because the law or the rules say that you do. For example, you’re obligated to pay your taxes by April 15. It can also mean that you just feel like you need to do something because it’s the right thing to do or because you feel like you owe someone. You’re obligated to go to your best friend’s birthday party, even though you’d rather be out with your new boyfriend.

Definitions of obligated
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adj caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course

“felt obligated to repay the kindness”
“was obligated to pay off the student loan”
Synonyms:
beholden
under a moral obligation to someone
duty-bound, obliged
under a moral obligation to do something
indebted
owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
indebted
under a legal obligation to someone
supposed
required or under orders
tributary
paying tribute
responsible
worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
Antonyms:
unobligated
not obligated
unbeholden
free of moral obligation
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