Meaning of “obliged” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /əˈblaɪdʒd/
feel obliged to do sth

to think that you must do something:

They helped us when we moved so I feel obliged to do the same.

formal old-fashioned grateful or pleased:

Thank you, I'm much obliged to you.

(Definition of “obliged” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)