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obliged 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/əˈblīj/,
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obliged, past participle; obliges, 3rd person singular present; obliging, present participle; obliged, past tense;
  1. Make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action
    • - doctors are obliged by law to keep patients alive while there is a chance of recovery
  2. Do as (someone) asks or desires in order to help or please them
    • - oblige me by not being sorry for yourself
    • - tell me what you want to know and I'll see if I can oblige
  3. Be indebted or grateful
    • - if you can give me a few minutes of your time I'll be much obliged
  4. Bind (someone) by an oath, promise, or contract


  1. duty-bound(p): under a moral obligation to do something
  2. (oblige) compel: force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
  3. (oblige) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
  4. (oblige) provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
  5. (obliging) complaisant: 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"
  6. (obligement) obligation
  7. (obliging) Happy and ready to do favours for others
  8. (Oblige) In bonds, the party to whom the principal makes the promise, and for whose protection the bond is being written.
  9. (Oblige) Force in alignment with favor. A favor done a favor received from the spiritual circle.
  10. (oblige) compel by moral, legal, or physical force
  11. cooperated; did a favor