1. [ verb ] force or compel somebody to do something
Synonyms: compel obligate

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

Related terms: induce coerce enforce enforce force walk condemn shame clamor compulsion act
2. [ verb ] bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
Synonyms: hold bind obligate

"He's held by a contract' "I'll hold you by your promise"

Related terms: relate article tie_down pledge indenture obligation obligation
3. [ verb ] provide a service or favor for someone
Synonyms: accommodate

"We had to oblige him"

Related terms: disoblige comply conform_to accommodation accommodator
Similar spelling:   obliger