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oblige

o·blige

oblige

 
pronunciation:
blaIj
part of speech: verb
inflections: obliged, obliges, obliging
definition 1: to make (someone) feel bound to do something or to act in a certain way.
Their friendship obliged them to help each other.
synonyms:
bind, obligate
similar words:
compel, demand, force, require
definition 2: to cause to be grateful.
His towing our car out of the ditch obliged us to the mechanic.
synonyms:
bind, obligate
similar words:
commit, compel
definition 3: to do a kind act or service.
I eagerly obliged when he asked me to help him build a boat.
similar words:
respond, serve