obligate (one) to

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obligate (one) to

1. To compel, bind, or otherwise force one to do something out of a moral or legal obligation. You cannot obligate your employees to put themselves in harm's way. It's simply not the case that pregnancy obligates a couple to get married any longer.
2. To compel, bind, or otherwise force one remain with or loyal to a particular person, group, company, etc. I just feel like the personal favors my bosses have done for me obligates me to them in some way. The fact of the matter is that your paternity obligates you financially to the baby's mother until the child reaches 18 years of age.
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obligate someone to someone or something

to force someone to do something for someone or something. This contract obligates you to the company for five years! I don't wish to obligate myself to anyone.
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'At the heart of these challenges are the obnoxious take-or-pay contracts signed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) [government], which obligates us to pay for capacity we do not need.
He said this MOU obligates us to work collectively more diligently in the direction of the internationalization of learning and is aligned with the CPEC project and is also the focus of the current government.
Nurses have long been faithful to our contract with society, which obligates us to promote the health of the public, through caring service, using knowledge, skills, and competence, even in hazardous service (Fowler, 2015).
Even if people over 65 years old comprise only about 5 percent of our total population, compared to 15 percent in the United States and 27 percent in Japan, our extended family system, with most of our elderly living with their children and grandchildren, obligates us to be better
The new system obligates us to adhere to strict accounting discipline and envisages healthier financial structure of our organisations.
Still, we have been given an opportunity to reassess the 65-year-old Cold War treaty that obligates us to go to war if the North attacks Seoul, and drove us to the brink of war today.
Changsup Lee, Samsung Electronics Levant President commented: "Being present in the local communities, obligates us to be an active member of the community.
This came during a speech delivered by the Minister at the International Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in Brussels today, in which he said "these terrible and disturbing facts place us as an international community in the face of a historic responsibility that obligates us to work with determination to end this humanitarian catastrophe that is threatening international peace and security." the Minister announced Qatar's contribution of $ 100 million to support the humanitarian situation of the brotherly Syrian people.
This statement obligates us to examine the educational environment [for our children] in the kindergartens and their schoolyards, and obligates us to allow the students to experience the math in our everyday lives from a place that combines enjoyment with learning.
"Since the law obligates us to hear all prosecution witnesses' statements and since we are looking into a crime, the maximum punishment for which could reach a death sentence - the court will read out the witness' [Sudanese supervisor] statement in the courtroom," said presiding judge Omar as he addressed Abdullah's lawyer, Omran Darwish, and Obaid Al Mazmi, who is the lawyer of the victim's family.
obligates us to be innovative in our daily activities."
The fact that we signed an agreement with the city of New York with input from the Tenants Association, which obligates us to do certain things makes us very different from the situation back then."
Bolayyan concluded by Kuwait appreciates the right of all countries to produce and develop the use of nuclear energy under the framework stipulated in the NPT, noting that the needs of social and economic developments obligates us to obtain such energy for coming decades.
In my opinion, the availability of that insurance obligates us to inform our clients about it when they have been served with a Rule 1.442 "proposal for settlement."