verb (used with object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
verb (used without object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
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“There is a very, very cautious approach not to oblige people to get vaccinated,” says Emmanuel Rivière, director general in France of the polling agency Kantar Public.France’s vaunted health system fails its greatest test in generations: The COVID-19 vaccine rollout|Vivienne Walt|January 4, 2021|Fortune
None of the countries involved wanted to open the door to being obliged to take climate migrants in, Burke told me.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev|December 16, 2020|ProPublica
A critic can follow his or her own whim, from thing to thing, enthusiasm to enthusiasm, no longer obliged to pass judgment on things that aren’t of interest.Transformed by crisis, arts criticism may never be the same. And that’s a good thing.|Philip Kennicott|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
I asked Andy if I could take a jar of them back home to Los Angeles, and he obliged.
There, so taken, caught in the act, flat-footed, we are obliged to make our stand.
After each session, she would sit with those who obliged and speak to them about their past, problems and desires.
No soldier is obliged to obey a law contrary to the law of God.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint|Christopher Dickey|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that we have gotten over these multifarious horribles, we are obliged to ponder the bigger picture.
Rather than helplessly obeying the dictates of management, workers are obliged to do what union bosses tell them.
Pending further inquiry they were obliged to wait the conclusion of the expressman's humorous recital.
He had done that which most of the clergy are obliged to do—taken a pupil.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
But these moments when she was obliged to defend him to herself were always when he was not with her.The Coast of Chance|Esther Chamberlain
In the exercise of this function every conscientious member is obliged continually to vote money for purposes which he dislikes.The Map of Life|William Edward Hartpole Lecky
In the midst of my concentrated rage, I was obliged to advance and embrace her, and there was an end of happiness for the day.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth