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obligedadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /əˈblaɪdʒd/ (US or UK formal also obligated)

obliged adjective [after verb] (FORCED)

be, feel, etc. obliged B2 [+ to infinitive] to be forced to do something or feel that you must do something: Doctors are legally obliged to take certain precautions. She feels obliged to be nice to Jack because he's her boss.

obliged adjective [after verb] (GRATEFUL)

(be) much obliged formal used to thank someone and say that you are grateful: "Here's the information you requested." "Oh, (I'm) much obliged (to you)."be obliged if formal used to ask someone politely to do something: I'd be obliged if you would complete and return the form as soon as possible.
Translations of “obliged”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫的…
in Russian благодарный…
in Turkish minnettar, müteşekkir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫的…
in Polish wdzięczny, zobowiązany…
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