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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 ​certainprecautions. She ​feels obligated 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.
(Definition of obliged from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obliged”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫的…
in Turkish minnettar, müteşekkir…
in Russian благодарный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫的…
in Polish wdzięczny, zobowiązany…
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