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Verb oblige has 3 senses
  1. compel, oblige, obligate - force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
    --1 is one way to induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Derived form: noun obligation1
    Sample sentence:
    They oblige him to write the letter
  2. oblige, bind, hold, obligate - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
    --2 is one way to relate
    Derived form: noun obligation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  3. oblige, accommodate - provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
    --3 is one way to comply, follow, abide by
    Antonyms: disoblige
    Derived forms: noun obligation3, noun obliger1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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