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Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
See also obligé
Third person singular
- (transitive) To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means
- I am obliged to report to the police station every week.
- (transitive) To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation)
- He obliged me by not parking his car in the drive.
- (intransitive) To be indebted to someone
- I am obliged to you for your recent help.
- (intransitive) To do a service or favour
- The singer obliged with another song.
To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means
To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation)
To do a service or favour
- IPA: /ɔbliʒ/
- first- and third-person singular present of obliger
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