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


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