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obliging

adjective  /əˈblɑɪ·dʒɪŋ/ us  

obliging adjective (HELP)

willing or eager to help: An obliging neighbor helped her shovel the snow.
obligingly
adverb  /əˈblɑɪ·dʒɪŋ·li/ us  
She obligingly offered us a lift.
Translations of “obliging”
in Korean 기꺼이 도와주는…
in Arabic خَدوم…
in Portuguese complacente, antencioso…
in Catalan atent, servicial…
in Japanese 親切な…
in Italian cortese, servizievole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂於助人的, 熱心相助的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐于助人的, 热心相助的…
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