verb (oblig, ing)
- (transitive) To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means
Etymology: From Old (and modern) French obliger, from Latin obligare, from ob- + ligare "bind".
- I am obliged to report to the police station every week
- (transitive) To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation)
- He obliged me by not parking his car in the drive
- (intransitive) To be indebted to someone
- I am obliged to you for your recent help
- (intransitive) To do a service or favour
- The singer obliged with another song
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