What Does Oblige Mean?


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Oblige means to compel or force someone to do something. It can also mean helping someone by doing a favour. The past-participle of the verb or "obliged" is often used to convey a feeling of gratitude.

The word oblige used in reference to enforce something is not used as much as in the sense of the word implying "gratitude" or "thankfulness." Here are some of the sentences with the word "oblige" in it:

1. Please do not oblige me into this situation. (Here oblige means "to compel")

2. Peter had no option but to oblige him. (Here oblige means an act of service or favour)

3. I will feel obliged if you give me an opportunity to play this match. (Here obliged means bound by an obligation or indebted)

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