Associations to the word «Oblige»


OBLIGE, verb. (transitive) To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means.
OBLIGE, verb. (transitive) To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation).
OBLIGE, verb. (intransitive) To be indebted to someone.
OBLIGE, verb. (intransitive) To do a service or favour.

Dictionary definition

OBLIGE, verb. Force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form".
OBLIGE, verb. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise".
OBLIGE, verb. Provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him".

Wise words

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