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English definition of “oblige”

oblige

verb [T + obj + to infinitive ] (FORCE)    /əˈblaɪdʒ/ (mainly US or formal obligate)
to force someone to do something, or to make it necessary for someone to do something: The law obliges companies to pay decent wages to their employees. Sellers are not legally obliged to accept the highest offer.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of oblige verb (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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