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oblige   
      

It Has 6 letters ( o b l i g e )         3 vowels ( o i e )         3 consonants ( b l g )         Word on the contrary egilbo

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ^ _The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage_ (1996)

  1. ^ The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1996)

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

Old French _obliger_ < Latin _obligo_, from _ob-_ + _ligo_.

Old French obliger < Latin obligo, from ob- + ligo.

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /əˈblaɪdʒ/ * Rhymes: -aɪdʒ

  • IPA(key): /əˈblaɪdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdʒ

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

OBLIGE (_third-person singular simple present_ OBLIGES, _present participle_ OBLIGING, _simple past and past participle_ OBLIGED) * (transitive) To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means. _I am OBLIGED to report to the police station every week._ * 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3 Tho' he was some time awake before me, yet did he not offer to disturb a repose he had given me so much occasion for; but on my first stirring, which was not till past ten o'clock, I was OBLIG'D to endure one more trial of his manhood. * (transitive) To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation). _He OBLIGED me by not parking his car in the drive._ * (intransitive) To be indebted to someone. _I am OBLIGED to you for your recent help._ * (intransitive) To do a service or favour. _The singer OBLIGED with another song._ DERIVED TERMS * disoblige USAGE NOTES "Obliged" has largely replaced "_obligate_"; the latter being more common in the the 17th through 19th centuries. RELATED TERMS * much obliged * noblesse oblige * obligate * obligation * obligatory * obligee * obligor TRANSLATIONS

oblige (third-person singular simple present obliges, present participle obliging, simple past and past participle obliged)

  1. (transitive) To constrain someone by force or by social, moral or legal means.
    I am obliged to report to the police station every week.
  2. (transitive) To do someone a service or favour (hence, originally, creating an obligation).
    He obliged me by not parking his car in the drive.
  3. (intransitive) To be indebted to someone.
    I am obliged to you for your recent help.
  4. (intransitive) To do a service or favour.
    The singer obliged with another song.

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Usage notes

"Obliged" has largely replaced "obligate"; the latter being more common in the the 17th through 19th centuries.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* big ole

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ɔbliʒ/

  • IPA(key): /ɔbliʒ/

Which the Definition/Meaning of oblige in categoryFRENCH - VERB
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French - Verb

OBLIGE * first-person singular present indicative of _obliger_ * third-person singular present indicative of _obliger_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _obliger_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _obliger_ * second-person singular imperative of _obliger_

oblige

  1. first-person singular present indicative of obliger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of obliger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of obliger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of obliger
  5. second-person singular imperative of obliger


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