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oblige

verb /əˈblaidʒ/
to force to do something
obliger à
She was obliged to go The police obliged him to leave.
to do (someone) a favour or service
rendre service (à)
Could you oblige me by carrying this, please?
obligation /obliˈɡeiʃən/ noun a promise or duty
obligation
You are under no obligation to buy anything.
obligatory /əˈbliɡətəri, (American) əbliɡəˈtoːri/ adjective compulsory
obligatoire
Attendance at tonight’s meeting is obligatory.
obligatorily adverb
obligatoirement
obliging adjective willing to help other people
obligeant
He’ll help you – he’s very obliging.
obligingly adverb
obligeamment
(Definition of oblige from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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