oblige definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To constrain by real, legal, social, or moral means.
    • In order to make indebted or grateful: i'm obliged for your requirements for the gracious hospitality.
    • to accomplish a service or favor for: They obliged us by showing up early.
    • to install, as by a bond.
    • To constrain by physical, moral, or legal power; to put under responsibility to accomplish or forbear anything.
    • To bind by some benefit rendered; to place under a debt; for this reason, to accomplish a favor to; to kindly; to gratify; to allow for.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • doing a service or favor: The soloist obliged with just one more encore.
  • verb:
    • To constrain some one by force or by personal, moral or legal means.
    • to complete someone a site or favor (therefore, originally, generating an obligation).
    • become indebted to some body.
    • To do a site or favour.
    • provide a site or benefit for someone
    • bind by an obligation; reason to be indebted
    • force somebody to complete one thing
  • others:
    • To bind; attach; devote.
    • To bind, constrain, or compel by any real, moral, or appropriate force or influence; place under the obligation or prerequisite (especially ethical requisite) of doing some particular thing or of seeking some specific course.
    • To put under responsibility of appreciation, etc., by some act of courtesy or kindness; ergo, to gratify; serve; do a service to or confer a favor upon; be of service to; do a kindness or good turn-to: as, kindly oblige myself by shutting the entranceway; in passive, to be indebted.
    • Synonyms to make, coerce. To provide, accommodate.

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