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The contract obligates them to fix the problem.
  force or compel somebody to do something; or to commit to do something
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Strongly Associated with:   obligation, obligatory
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  • The contract obligates them to fix the problem.
  • obligate the funds
  • "I don’t feel obligated to do one thing.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "There’s something I feel obligated to tell you.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • You don’t want to be mad, but you’re obligated to be, almost.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I tried to put it out of my mind on Saturday, as the Elite were obligated to entertain the influx of ladies at the palace in the Women’s Room in the morning and have yet another dance rehearsal in the afternoon.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Since you are their client, they would be obligated to.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • You deserve better than me being with you because I feel obligated.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Mom asked Camille, and something about her tone made it seem like she felt obligated to inquire about Queen Daphne.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I understand that we’re obligated, as humans, to share what we see and know.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • He again reminded me that my plea agreement obligated me to cooperate.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, that Hooks had charges against him dismissed in exchange for cooperation with authorities was information that the State was obligated to reveal to the defense.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I still don’t know what made him do it, don’t know why he felt obligated to travel to Europe, of all places, to find some . mutant to take care of.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I’m not obligated to bestow any kindness or conversation upon you.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Sarah was obligated to provide "truthful testimony" in court in the case of the State vs. Angel Christian, and upon her having provided that testimony, she was to be released immediately.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • He felt obligated to bring his creations to the robotics closet, since Fredi and Allan had paid for the class, but nobody was prepared for the smell of the bloated brownish-red Polish sausage.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The best thing I could do for him at this point is to just break it off so he doesn’t feel obligated to stand by me through this.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • But as I lay in that bed and watch my Starletta fall asleep I figure that if they could fight a war over how I’m supposed to think about her then I’m obligated to do it.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • Now you are obligated to her.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • If things got bad, I was pretty sure Mrs. Barbour would do what she could to help; and Kitsey, as my spouse, would be obligated to help whether she wanted to or not.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Don’t say it just because you feel obligated, Cate."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I feel obligated to communicate this to Aibileen so she doesn’t end up disappointed.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • They will, of course, be obligated to continue to produce and deliver food to the city, but they will be under supervision by one of the leading factions.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • In the end, the question is how much science should be obligated (ethically and legally) to put people in the position to do the same as Slavin.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I am only obligated to listen, however.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Likely she would run through the fields dressed in sackcloth, hunting hyssop amongst the wild bulls, if not obligated to the higher plane of Motherhood.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • You are obligated to protect the tribe.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Legally, he was obligated to disclose this new wrinkle.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Conclave procedure obligates-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "What determines the number of trains which any given railroad is obligated to run?" she asked.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • So, he’d come with a most tremenjous crowd and make such a row at the doors of the houses where we was, that they used to be obligated to have no more to do with us and to give us up to him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • That meant Dana would feel obligated to demonstrate what a tough hombre he was.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Are not all of us who are ministers obligated to bring men together in love?
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • "Ah! had I that piece which furnished the name you use, I would obligate myself to cut the thong, and drop the gourd without breaking it!" returned Hawkeye, perfectly undisturbed by the other’s manner.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She was afraid of hurting you, and she didn’t want to make you feel obligated in any way.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Well, I sort of feel obligated to go in and talk to him, uh, her.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Tonight it was she and Frank, as usual, with Percy and Nico and their centurion Dakota, who sat there, Hazel figured, because he felt obligated to welcome the new recruit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • If you want to go on back to the ranks, you just say so, because I feel obligated-well, you don’t have to be here, but listen, I need you.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • I shook my head and told him no, but he said we’d made a deal and I was obligated to give it a try to see how his growth system was working.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I’m obligated to her because she has shown faith in me.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • By nine o’clock, he speculated, there was nothing left she felt obligated to do, and so she read or tended her flowers or drove in to Petersen’s Grocery.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Once a week, he was obligated to put in a few hours at one of the free clinics.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He says I signed the compromise, so I am obligated to attend princess lessons as part of my duties as his heir.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I was "marked," meaning Sangra members were obligated to shoot Chin from Lomas.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Meyers’ information was good but I hated to ask him because sometimes he did not answer, and always you could see it hurt him to tell you, but he felt obligated to tell us for some reason and he hated less to tell Crowell.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I recollected Granpa said you was obligated to pitch in when folks was trying to do for you; but I wasn’t much account at it.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • "As Cedric’s spiritual godfather," Long said, jauntily holding the hand mike like a talk-show host, "I’m obligated to ask how things are going at Brown University."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "You?" he said, sounding so surprised I felt obligated to shoot him a look.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The photographer, Walles, later explained to me that he felt obligated to cover the news, and for a few minutes I was the story.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Nothing matters except that he has a new and shattering and world-shaking truth about to be born, and like it or not, the world is morally obligated to accept it.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Associated words [difficulty]:   obligate [3] , obligation [1] , obligatory [4] , obligation [1] , obliged [1] , oblige [2] , obligatory [4] , obliging [4]
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