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Re: obliged or obligated?  •  December 31, 2010, 4:18pm  •  6 votes

To Obligate is a backformation or re-verbing of the original verb "to Oblige". There are other examples like "To Orientate/To Orient". Due to common usage the backformed verbs are considered acc

Re: obliged or obligated?  •  December 31, 2010, 4:13pm  •  21 votes

The 'ated' words are a back formation or re-verbing of words that ended in tion. Some examples include orientate and obligate. Despite the fact that verbs such as 'to orient" and "to oblige" alrea