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English definition of “oblige”

oblige

verb  /əˈblɑɪdʒ/ us  

oblige verb (FORCE)

[T] fml to force or make it expected for someone to do something: Circumstances obliged him to leave town.

oblige verb (HELP)

[I/T] to please or help someone, esp. by doing something the person has asked you to do: [I] We needed a guide and he was only too happy to oblige.
obliged
adjective  /əˈblɑɪdʒd/ us  
[+ to infinitive] He was obliged to call the nurse to help him up again.
(Definition of oblige from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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