verb (used with object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
verb (used without object), o·bliged, o·blig·ing.
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Origin of oblige
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OTHER WORDS FROM obligeo·blig·er, nounpre·o·blige, verb (used with object), pre·o·bliged, pre·o·blig·ing.re·o·blige, verb (used with object), re·o·bliged, re·o·blig·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for oblige
When asked to create, though, Hayward has obliged — and excelled.Gordon Hayward Got Paid Like An All-Star. He’s Playing Like One, Too.|Jared Dubin|February 17, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Arrivals from domestic high and medium-risk areas of the country are also obliged to undergo 14 days quarantine.China Marks the Wuhan Lockdown Anniversary Amid Spiraling COVID-19 Cases and With Risky Holiday Travel Looming|Charlie Campbell / Changsha and Wuhan|January 22, 2021|Time
Everyone is obliged to take it slow and easy to keep the spirits high and work clean.‘Pay constant attention to levels of fatigue’: Bosses work to combat continued morale-drop|Jessica Davies|January 20, 2021|Digiday
His horrible mismanagement of the pandemic notwithstanding, the most powerful man on earth was obliged to take hard questions at routine press conferences as the crisis unfolded.Save the Sarcasm for Other Democracies. America Is Fine|Debasish Roy Chowdhury|January 11, 2021|Time
If the DEA obliges, they may soon be hitting the farming lottery.
That ancient code obliges Pashtuns to help and protect anyone in need, friend or enemy.The Afghan Village That Saved Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His assistant obliges and moments later hands over another Pinkberry bucket.Mike Tyson Opens Up About His Rape Conviction, Brad Pitt, and Love of Pinkberry|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It also obliges Palestinians to refrain from attacking Israeli military patrols along the Gaza border.
We start making conversation and she obliges, but then something in the distance catches her eye.Oscars 2011: Red Carpet and Vanity Fair Party Photos|Jacob Bernstein|February 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But your Duty to your Parents, Hussy, obliges you to hang him.The Beggar's Opera|John Gay
Their manner of Living is such that it obliges Calumny itself to respect them.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
And obliges you to walk away on the instant, and quit Ticonderoga, like a—surely like a very tragic Dignitary in Cocked-hat!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
A strict regard for truth obliges us to say that the few women whom we saw that day looked exceedingly pinched up.Cape Cod|Henry D. Thoreau
He dreads the labour of the office, especially as it obliges him to take so great a part in the business of the House of Commons.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton