Translation of "oblige" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈblaɪdʒ/ us /əˈblaɪdʒ/

oblige verb (FORCE)

[ T + obj + to infinitive ] 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. 法律强制公司向其雇员支付适当的工资。
The law does not obligate sellers to accept the highest offer. 法律没有强制卖主必须接受最高的出价。

oblige verb (HELP)

C1 [ I or T ] to please or help someone, especially by doing something they have asked you to do

We only went to the party to oblige some old friends who asked us to be there. 我们去参加这个聚会只是为了照顾一些老朋友的面子,他们特意要求我们到场。
We needed a guide and he was only too happy to oblige. 我们需要一个向导,而他很乐意帮忙。

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(Translation of “oblige” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)