[ uh-blahyjd ]
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  1. bound by duty, ethics, or politeness:You can bring something to share at the picnic, but please don't feel obliged.

  2. forced by law, regulation, or necessity:All students are obliged to participate in an internship program.

  1. appreciative or grateful:If you could shed some light on this mystery, I'd be obliged.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of oblige.

Idioms about obliged

  1. (very) much obliged, thank you (very much):Much obliged for your efforts!

Origin of obliged


Other words from obliged

  • o·blig·ed·ly [uh-blahy-jid-lee], /əˈblaɪ dʒɪd li/, adverb
  • o·blig·ed·ness, noun
  • un·o·bliged, adjective

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