Synonyms for oblige
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 6 votes
Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.
Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.
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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
compel, oblige, obligateverb
force somebody to do something
"We compel all students to fill out this form"
oblige, bind, hold, obligateverb
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
accommodate, book, attach, tie up, bond, view as, support, hold back, bandage, defend, take hold, bind, carry, deem, truss, hold up, arrest, hold, adjudge, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, stick, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, apply, obligate, give, hold fast, entertain, concur, nurse, curb, constipate, moderate, tie down, stick to, have got, restrain, obtain, withstand, agree, sustain, halt, harbour, tie, maintain, confine, contain, keep back, retain, prevail, reserve, admit, compel, hold in, declare, adhere, bear
provide a service or favor for someone
"We had to oblige him"
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The '70s underscored the emergence of this new mode of political expression, this new mode of armed conflict that demonstrated that small groups with a limited capacity for violence could nonetheless achieve these disproportionate effects, they could cause worldwide alarm, they could oblige governments to devote vast resources to security.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
We've had a few client requests here and there, especially for wine bottles, which of course we oblige, but in terms of dishes, it's extremely rare.
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conlusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleages, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
Our rules oblige us to stop immediately at the point when there is no prospect of a political accord on a programme, or at the point when the Greek banking system crumbles - which would happen if it enters generalised default on all its debts.
Translations for oblige
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- obligarCatalan, Valencian
- einen Gefallen tun, verpflichtenGerman
- وادار کردنPersian
- obliger, rendre service, imposerFrench
- kötelez, lekötelezHungarian
- 恩義, サービス, 世話, 義務付けるJapanese
- een plezier doen, verplichtenDutch
- [[сде́лать]] [[одолже́ние]], [[де́лать]] [[одолже́ние]], [[быть]] [[обязанный, обя́зывать, обяза́тьRussian
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