1. a meter that shows mileage traversed

    Synonyms : hodometer, mileometer, milometer
    Type Of : meter


  1. force somebody to do something

    Synonyms : compel, oblige
    Type Of : have, stimulate, make, induce, cause, get
  2. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

    Synonyms : bind, hold, oblige
    Type Of : relate
  3. commit in order to fulfill an obligation

    Type Of : confide, intrust, trust, entrust, commit
    Examples :
    • obligate money
  4. restricted to a particular condition of life

    Antonyms : facultative
    Examples :
    • an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen


  1. (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance

    Synonyms : sorbed
    Examples :
    • large volumes of occluded hydrogen in palladium
  2. closed off

    Examples :
    • an occluded artery


  1. set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

    Synonyms : fossilised, fossilized
    Examples :
    • an ossified bureaucratic system


  1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

    Synonyms : black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, shameful
    Examples :
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
  2. expressing offensive reproach

    Synonyms : abusive, scurrilous


  1. the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

    Synonyms : banishment, coventry
    Type Of : exclusion
  2. the act of excluding someone from society by general consent

    Type Of : ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance


  1. deeply agitated especially from emotion

    Synonyms : distraught


  1. open and observable; not secret or hidden

    Synonyms : open
    Antonyms : covert
    Examples :
    • an overt lie
    • overt hostility
    • overt intelligence gathering


  1. remove from a position or office

    Synonyms : boot out, drum out, expel, kick out, throw out
    Type Of : remove
    Examples :
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
  2. remove and replace

    Type Of : supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon
    Examples :
    • The word processor has ousted the typewriter


  1. intended to attract notice and impress others

    Synonyms : pretentious
    Antonyms : unostentatious
    Examples :
    • an ostentatious sable coat
  2. (of a display) tawdry or vulgar

    Synonyms : pretentious