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English definition of “oblige”

oblige

verb [T + obj + to infinitive ] (FORCE)    /əˈblaɪdʒ/ (US or UK formal also 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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