obliged, past participle; obliges, 3rd person singular present; obliging, present participle; obliged, past tense;
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
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
Be indebted or grateful
if you can give me a few minutes of your time I'll be much obliged
Bind (someone) by an oath, promise, or contract
duty-bound(p): under a moral obligation to do something
(oblige) compel: force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
(oblige) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
(oblige) provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
(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"
(obliging) Happy and ready to do favours for others
(Oblige) In bonds, the party to whom the principal makes the promise, and for whose protection the bond is being written.
(Oblige) Force in alignment with favor. A favor done a favor received from the spiritual circle.
(oblige) compel by moral, legal, or physical force