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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Provide a service or favor for someone; Force or compel somebody to do something.

Usage examples (37)
  • We cannot always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly.
  • We had to oblige him
  • The expression "noblesse oblige" is difficult to define but its implications are precise and clear.
  • Perhaps, then, there are times when noblesse oblige is a better principle than mere populism and compromise. for more
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