Translation of "oblige" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈblaɪdʒ/ us /əˈblɑɪdʒ/ present participle obliging, past tense and past participle obliged

formal to be helpful to someone

hacer el favor, complacer
The manager was only too happy to oblige.

(Translation of “oblige” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈblaidʒ/

to force to do something

She was obliged to go
The police obliged him to leave.

to do (someone) a favour or service

hacer un favor, ayudar
Could you oblige me by carrying this, please?
obligation /obliˈɡeiʃən/ noun

a promise or duty

You are under no obligation to buy anything.
obligatory /əˈbliɡətəri, (American) əbliɡəˈtoːri/ adjective


Attendance at tonight’s meeting is obligatory.
obligatorily adverb

Car drivers are obligatorily required to be insured
obliging adjective

willing to help other people

servicial, complaciente, amable
He’ll help you – he’s very obliging.
obligingly adverb

servicialmente, amablemente
She obligingly showed us a short cut on the map.

(Translation of “oblige” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)