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Synonyms for oblige
əˈblaɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compel, oblige, obligate(verb)

    force somebody to do something

    "We compel all students to fill out this form"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, bind, obligate, compel, hold

    Antonyms:
    disoblige

  2. oblige, bind, hold, obligate(verb)

    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

    "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disoblige

  3. oblige, accommodate(verb)

    provide a service or favor for someone

    "We had to oblige him"

    Synonyms:
    admit, adapt, lodge, compel, fit, suit, accommodate, obligate, conciliate, hold, reconcile, bind

    Antonyms:
    disoblige

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oblige

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bind, compel, engage, fasten, fetter, fix, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

    Antonyms:
    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Preposition:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oblige

    Synonyms:
    compel, coerce, necessitate, force, benefit, favor, accommodate, gratify, bind, constrain

    Antonyms:
    release, acquit, induce, persuade, annoy, disoblige

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oblige(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compel, force, coerce, constrain

  2. oblige(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    serve, accommodate, please, favor, gratify, do a service for, do a favor to

  3. oblige(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    OBLIGATE, bind, bring under obligation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    compel, force, require, obligate, coerce, commit

How to use oblige in a sentence?

  1. Radan Kanev:

    We cannot oblige people to believe in us.

  2. Baltasar Gracián y Morales:

    To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.

  3. La Fontaine:

    We must oblige everybody as much as we can; we have often need of assistance from those inferior to ourselves.

  4. Yann Hulin:

    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.

  5. Karl Kraus:

    What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.

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Translations for oblige

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  • obligarCatalan, Valencian
  • verpflichten, einen Gefallen tunGerman
  • obligarSpanish
  • imposer, rendre service, obligerFrench
  • lekötelez, kötelezHungarian
  • 義務付ける, 世話, サービス, 恩義Japanese
  • verplichten, een plezier doenDutch
  • [[сде́лать]] [[одолже́ние]], обяза́ть, [[де́лать]] [[одолже́ние]], [[быть]] [[обязанный, обя́зыватьRussian
  • oblidjîWalloon
  • 责成Chinese

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