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Definition of 'oblige'


  1. force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
       Synonyms: compel obligate
  2. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
       Synonyms: bind hold obligate
  3. provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
       Synonyms: accommodate
       Antonyms: disoblige

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