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synonyms for obliged

  • compelled
  • duty-bound
  • enslaved
  • indebted
  • obligated
  • committed
  • contracted
  • forced
  • indentured
  • pledged
  • required
  • tied
  • urged
  • bounden
  • called by duty
  • under obligation
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How to use obliged in a sentence

“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 ROLLOUTVIVIENNE WALTJANUARY 4, 2021FORTUNE
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 WORLDBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY SERGEY PONOMAREVDECEMBER 16, 2020PROPUBLICA
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 KENNICOTTNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I asked Andy if I could take a jar of them back home to Los Angeles, and he obliged.
MUSHROOM HUNTING AT THE END OF THE WORLDDANNY PALUMBONOVEMBER 12, 2020EATER
I suppose he is sick of the sound of them, or perhaps it is because he feels obliged to be conscientious in teaching Beethoven!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The unhappy applicant was naturally obliged to temporarily retire from the game, at all events for that night.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
At the latter date all artists were obliged to vacate the Sorbonne ateliers to make room for some new department of instruction.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
And when he answered it, he was obliged to acknowledge that she had made upon his nature a definite impression.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
That is the reason I feel obliged to return—if Mac is no longer able—or willing—to get up at night.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
I would be very much obliged to you to say if Mr. Halse is to pay me for my past attendance at St. Ives about the breakwater.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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WORDS RELATED TO OBLIGED

  • answerable
  • charged with
  • culpable
  • liable
  • obligated
  • obliged
  • on the hook
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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