oblige

All Verb Noun
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  • And as he has been employed by her, he is initially obliged to take her side.
  • You are not obliged to say anything, but anything you do say may be given in evidence.
  • The obliging judge who heard his case gave him twenty-four hours to leave town. Cited from Broken to the Plow, by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • You will oblige me by doing so at as early date as possible. Cited from The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919, by Various
  • He asked himself whether he had done right thus to take advantage of that obliging boy? Cited from Isaac T. Hopper, by L. Maria Child
  • You will really oblige me, very much, if you will have the change made. Cited from At the Point of the Bayonet, by G. A. Henty
  • She had asked him to oblige her, and of course he would do so. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
  • Now if you will be so good as to oblige us with a little something. Cited from Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw
  • You would greatly oblige us if you would give us them, for so many louis. Cited from In the Irish Brigade, by G. A. Henty
  • Neither did he purchase them so much because he wanted them as to oblige me. Cited from Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, by Landsborough
  • The poor young man who might be so obliging was even named. Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • None of them would oblige any man against his will to enter into a marriage contract. Cited from The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08, by Titus Livius
  • Although not particularly interested in the subject, Born was obliged to present a paper.
  • At present if you will do what I ask you will oblige me greatly. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "If you talk about your duty you will oblige me to do mine!" Cited from The Man-Wolf and Other Tales, by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  • Players are obliged to follow suit if able to do so.
  • He obliges and she tells all the animals about his kind act.
  • However it becomes extremely difficult for both to oblige each other for their special day.
  • Private homes rarely have them, but houses over are obliged to build them.
  • By thus doing you will greatly oblige one who is very much interested in your paper. Cited from The Great Round World, Vol. 1, No. 52, November 4, 1897, by Various
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Meaning of oblige

  • verb Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    He's held by a contract, I'll hold you by your promise
  • verb Provide a service or favor for someone
    We had to oblige him