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oblige

o·blige

oblige

 
pronunciation:
blaIj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obliged, obliges, obliging
definition 1: to cause to feel bound to do something or to act in a certain way.
As the daughter and son, they were obliged to take care of their elderly parents.Being given the job by his friend obliged him in a way that was uncomfortable for him.
synonyms:
bind, constrain, obligate
similar words:
compel, demand, force, necessitate, require, tie
definition 2: to cause to be grateful; obligate.
Her support of my education obliged me to my aunt eternally.
synonyms:
bind, obligate
antonyms:
disoblige
similar words:
commit, compel
definition 3: to render a service to; accommodate.
The company will oblige us by sending our order early.
synonyms:
accommodate, favor
antonyms:
disoblige
similar words:
aid, cater to, help, indulge, serve
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to render a service or do a kindly act.
He asked for help, and I said I'd be glad to oblige.
synonyms:
assist, help
similar words:
respond, serve