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obligate
used in Freakonomics

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force or compel somebody to do something; or to commit to do something
  • "I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed," said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun in 1994, nearly twenty years after he had voted for its reinstatement.
    p. 124.5

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