Part of speech: verb

To constrain; compel; reder indebted, as for a favor; gratify.

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Usage examples "oblige":

  1. I have nothing, madam, said he, to hope from Sir Arthur: but to you I have a request to make, which you would greatly oblige me should you grant- I trembled, Louisa. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. The owner of this store is my nephew, and he'll do considerable to oblige me, as well he might, seeing as I brought him up. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  3. He was a kind old horse, always willing to oblige, but to plan an independent campaign was beyond him, so he stood just where he was, probably saying, " Great is Allah!" - "Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters", Henry Wallace Phillips.