1 force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form" [syn: compel, obligate]
2 bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" [syn: bind, hold, obligate]
3 provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him" [syn: accommodate] [ant: disoblige]
- Rhymes: -aɪdʒ
- To constrain
someone by force or by
social, moral or legal means
- I am obliged to report to the police station every week.
- To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally,
creating an obligation)
- He obliged me by not parking his car in the drive.
- To be indebted to
- I am obliged to you for your recent help.
- To do a service or favour
- The singer obliged with another song.
- first- and third-person singular present of obliger
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