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German translation of “oblige”

oblige

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