oblige

definition: 
force somebody to do something
sentence: 
At a company with publicly traded stock, management and controlling holders are obliged to put public shareholders’ interests above their own.
The government plans to oblige mobile operators to improve their coverage, possibly by sharing rivals' networks.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
2
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adverb: 
obligingly
adjective: 
obliging
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verb: 
oblige
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noun: 
obligation
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