oblige (one) to (do something)

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oblige (one) to (do something)

To compel, bind, or otherwise force one to do something out of a moral or legal obligation. You cannot oblige your employees to put themselves in harm's way. It's simply not the case that pregnancy obliges a couple to get married any longer.
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oblige someone to do something

to require someone to do something. You are obliged to arrive on time and enter by the side door. The lateness of the hour obliged Tony to enter by the back door.
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There, whilst he renewed those meditations on his dear Sophia, which the dangerous illness of his friend and benefactor had for some time interrupted, an accident happened, which with sorrow we relate, and with sorrow doubtless will it be read; however, that historic truth to which we profess so inviolable an attachment, obliges us to communicate it to posterity.
A respect for truth, however, obliges us to remark, that they seem never for a moment to have turned their eyes from the danger to liberty from the overgrown and all-grasping prerogative of an hereditary magistrate, supported and fortified by an hereditary branch of the legislative authority.
Truth obliges us to confess that Rebecca had married a gentleman of this order.
"Although its too hot for us to work during Ramadan outdoors but the increasing demand obliges us to find alternatives and most importantly the decorations of Ramadan," he added.
The national duty obliges us to pay attention to our historic cities, develop their resources, develop their infrastructure and dismantle isolation to them.
The leader of the revolution also stressed that the enemies seek to divide the members of the society by provoking conflicts and racial and sectarian and sectarian, and dirty areas, adding "inciting racial strife, ignorant and demonic behavior don't relate to Islam." "Our religious duty obliges us to unite and all our people are one nation," he said, adding "The takfiris are the basis for stirring sectarian and regional strife among the Yemeni people." Sayyed al-Houthi pointed out that the Emiratis worked to stir up regional tensions in the southern provinces in order to occupy them.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder last month obliges us to stop and face the bitter reality.
Christianity obliges us to the finest standards of conduct, propelled by our faith in God and His abiding grace.
This absence of a network obliges us to implement provisional service systems during the event and to organize its operation.
At the same time, it obliges us to be open, to set forth all the topics where we have differences and unresolved issues, "explained the Bulgarian president.
The firm said, 'This award obliges us to work more actively and keep raising our standards and quality to maintain the honourable title of a leader in our field.
We submitted the responses to the Questionnaire of the European Commission and it obliges us to work on the progress of the country in every possible way, from economy, social justice, and so on.
Senior Vice President and Head of Ladies Banking at Riyad Bank, Abeer Al El-shaikh said that Riyad Bank is keen to participate in the national awareness campaign on the importance of early detection of breast cancer, driven by our national and humanitarian responsibility that obliges us to provide all means of financial and moral support.
"Being partners with such big brands obliges us to innovate.
'Our Catholic faith obliges us to refrain from patronizing, popularizing and supporting identified sources of 'alternative facts' or 'fake news,'' he said.