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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Duty-bound; Indebted; Constrained by physical, legal, social, or moral means.

Usage examples (34)
  • We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged than those who have obliged us.
  • But he ventured it, because God's word obliged him to do it.
  • Rampton wondered who "obliged, that is to say, compelled Himmler to make this call?"
  • It's Dan's (or is it Jordan's) dream to do win the race, so his sibling obliged, which is kind of sweet. for more
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