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Overview of verb oblige

The verb oblige has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (14) compel, oblige, obligate

(force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

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

(bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")

3. oblige, accommodate

(provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him")

Overview of adj obliging

The adj obliging has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. complaisant, obliging

(showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others; "to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"; "the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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