[ uh-blahyjd ]
/ əˈblaɪdʒd /
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bound by duty, ethics, or politeness:You can bring something to share at the picnic, but please don't feel obliged.
forced by law, regulation, or necessity:All students are obliged to participate in an internship program.
appreciative or grateful:If you could shed some light on this mystery, I'd be obliged.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Idioms about obliged
(very) much obliged, thank you (very much):Much obliged for your efforts!
OTHER WORDS FROM obligedo·blig·ed·ly [uh-blahy-jid-lee], /əˈblaɪ dʒɪd li/, adverbo·blig·ed·ness, nounun·o·bliged, adjective
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