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Oblige

O`blige´   Pronunciation: ô`blīj´; 277
v. t.1.To attach, as by a bond.
[imp. & p. p. Obliged (ô*blījd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Obliging (ô*blī"jĭng).]
He had obliged all the senators and magistrates firmly to himself.
- Bacon.
2.To constrain by physical, moral, or legal force; to put under obligation to do or forbear something.
The obliging power of the law is neither founded in, nor to be measured by, the rewards and punishments annexed to it.
- South.
Religion obliges men to the practice of those virtues which conduce to the preservation of our health.
- Tillotson.
3.To bind by some favor rendered; to place under a debt; hence, to do a favor to; to please; to gratify; to accommodate.
Thus man, by his own strength, to heaven would soar,
And would not be obliged to God for more.
- Dryden.
The gates before it are brass, and the whole much obliged to Pope Urban VIII.
- Evelyn.
I shall be more obliged to you than I can express.
- Mrs. E. Montagu.
Verb1.oblige - force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
Synonyms: compel, obligate
2.oblige - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
Synonyms: obligate, bind, hold
3.oblige - provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
Synonyms: accommodate
Antonyms:
disoblige - ignore someone's wishes
accommodate, aid, assist, avail, benefit, bind, brook no denial, call for, cater to, coddle, commit, compel, concuss, contribute, convenience, cosset, demand, dictate, do a favor, do a service, do right by, exact, favor, give way to, gratify, help, humor, impose, indulge, insist upon, leave no option, make, make imperative, make incumbent, mollycoddle, necessitate, obligate, pamper, please, pledge, profit, require, saddle with, satisfy, serve, shotgun, show kindness to, spoil, take no denial, tie, treat well, yield to
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Oblatrate
Oblatration
Oblatum
Oblectate
Oblectation
Obligable
Obligate
obligate anaerobe
obligated
Obligation
Obligation of contracts
obligational
Obligato
Obligatorily
Obligatoriness
Obligatory
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obliged
obligee
Obligee or creditor
obligement
obliger
obliging
obligingly
obligingness
Obligor
Obligor or debtor
Obliq
Obliquation
Oblique
oblique angle
Oblique arch
Oblique ascension
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