What does the word oblige mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Henry Wallace Phillips
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