Oblige Definition

obliged, obliges, obliging
obliged, obliges, obliging
To compel by moral, legal, or physical force; constrain.
Webster's New World
To make indebted for a favor or kindness done; do a favor for.
Webster's New World
To do a favor or service.
Webster's New World
To do a service or favor.
The soloist obliged with yet another encore.
American Heritage
To legally or morally bind; to obligate.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Oblige

  • Middle English obligen from Old French obligier from Latin obligāre ob- to ob– ligāre to bind leig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French obliger < Latin obligo, from ob- + ligo.

    From Wiktionary

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