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    oblige - Dictionary definition and meaning for word oblige

    (verb) force somebody to do something
    Synonyms : compel , obligate
    Example Sentence
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
    (verb) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    Synonyms : bind , hold , obligate
    Example Sentence
    • He's held by a contract
    • I'll hold you by your promise
    (verb) provide a service or favor for someone
    Synonyms : accommodate
    Example Sentence
    • We had to oblige him
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblige

OBLIGE means to put a debt of gratitude on someone as in for a favor or providing a service/ favoring, so obliging means willing to help

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