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obliger

Translation of obliger in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (contraindre)obliger quelqu'un à faire (généralement)
    to make somebody do
    (personne, police)
    to force ou compel somebody to do
    (autorité, règlement)
    to make it compulsory for somebody to do
    (devoir, prudence)
    to compel somebody to do
    (circonstance, événement)
    to force somebody to do
    comme la loi vous y oblige
    as required by law
    rien ne t'oblige à accepter
    you don't have to accept
    ‘tu vas l'aider?’—‘bien obligé’
    ‘are you going to help him?’—‘I've got no choice ou alternative’
  • 2 (Droit)
    (bail, contrat, accord)
    to bind [somebody] legally (personne) (à faire to do)
    un contrat oblige toutes les parties signataires
    a contract is binding on all parties
    être obligé de faire
    to be bound to do
    le bail m'oblige à réparer les dégâts
    the lease makes me legally responsible for repairs

also: s'obliger verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se contraindre)s'obliger à faire
    to force oneself to do, to make oneself do
  • 2 (s'aider)
    to help one another
    c'est naturel de s'obliger entre amis
    it's only natural for friends to help one another

Idioms

tradition oblige!

tradition demands it!

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