incumbent (up)on (someone)

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incumbent (up)on (someone)

Imposed or expected as an obligation, duty, or requirement on someone. As the wealthier citizens of the country, it's my firm belief that it is incumbent upon us to contribute toward the welfare of those who are less fortunate. He felt it was incumbent on him to take over the responsibilities of his father's business.
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incumbent on

Also, incumbent upon. Imposed as an obligation or duty on, obligatory for. For example, He felt it was incumbent on us all to help the homeless. [Mid-1500s]
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We see an increase in ISIS activity in Africa and in all corners of the world and that is why it is incumbent upon us with our international partners to mobilise international coalition and demonstrate to that coalition that the fight is not over," Sales said.
It was incumbent upon us to be able to look for systems, procedures, means to protect the people.
It is incumbent upon us all now to ensure that a UAE organ donor registry becomes fully functional and as widespread as possible.
Al Mehairbi said: Today, the Rohingya are in dire circumstances and it is incumbent upon us to do all we can to support them.
Al Mehairbi said: "Today, the Rohingya are in dire circumstances and it is incumbent upon us to do all we can to support them.
It's incumbent upon us today to protect not only women's political rights but their civil rights as well-- those that protect the dignity of their persons," he added.
This crisis is also costing the County government and it is incumbent upon us to hold the opioid manufacturers accountable for the damage they have done to our communities.
As the federal government embarks on an unprecedented level of investment in public infrastructure, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that our country's leaders are fully aware of the vital role our industry can play in the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy," added McSweeney.
It is incumbent upon us all- officials, parties and various segments of society- to protect and underpin this victory through national rapprochement, and build upon it while looking towards the future," the President stressed.
The minister said that the Quaid wanted Pakistan to emerge as a peaceful and democratic country and it was incumbent upon us to implement his vision.
This is fundamental to our collective identity and it is incumbent upon us to sustain this tradition.
It was about how, since we were strangers in the land of Egypt, that it is incumbent upon us to reach out to others who may be outside of the group.
RIYADH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired on Tuesday the 15th Joint GCC Defense Council meeting, stressing that the GCC's ministers of defense should work toward more military cooperation and joint defense, as "ongoing events in the region make it incumbent upon us to cooperate and coordinate our efforts to meet future challenges.
It is incumbent upon us to stand by these brave soldiers and support them in whatever way we can, so they know how deep our commitment is to their well being and their futures.
The author believes the following: "It is incumbent upon us all to keep a watchful eye, be accountable, and be advocates for the safety and well-being of those least able to protect themselves, girls and children in general.