Obliged

  • 1obliged — (adj.) c.1600, pp. adjective from OBLIGE (Cf. oblige). To be obliged be bound by ties of gratitude is from 1540s …

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  • 2obliged — index accountable (responsible), bound, indebted, indentured, liable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3obliged — [adj] bound bounden, called by duty, committed, compelled, contracted, duty bound, enslaved, forced, indebted, indentured, obligated, pledged, required, tied, under obligation, urged; concept 554 …

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  • 4obliged — adj. 1) obliged to (I m obliged to you) 2) obliged to + inf. (we are obliged to attend all classes) * * * [ə blaɪdʒd] obliged to (I m obliged to you) obliged to + inf. (we are obliged to attend all classes) …

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  • 5Obliged — Oblige O*blige ([ o]*bl[imac]j ; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obliged} ([ o]*bl[imac]jd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Obliging} ([ o]*bl[imac] j[i^]ng).] [OF. obligier, F. obliger, L. obligare; ob (see {Ob }) + ligare to bind. See {Ligament}, and cf.… …

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  • 6obliged — adj. 1 forced to do sth VERBS ▪ be, feel ADVERB ▪ by law (esp. BrE), contractually, legally ▪ Parents are obliged by law to send their children to school …

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  • 7obliged — Synonyms and related words: acknowledging, appreciative, beholden, beholden to, bound, bounden, bounden to, cognizant of, committed, compelled, crediting, duty bound, forced, grateful, in duty bound, indebted, indebted to, made, much obliged,… …

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  • 8obliged — /əˈblaɪdʒd/ (say uh bluyjd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of oblige. –phrase 2. much obliged, (an expression of gratitude.) …

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  • 9obliged — adjective a) Under an obligation to do something for someone. b) Indebted because of a favor done …

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  • 10obliged — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. compelled, obligated, required; see bound 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. required compelled, bound, forced. 2. indebted III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation,… …

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  • 11obliged — É™ blaɪdÊ’d adj. committed, compelled o·blige || É™ blaɪdÊ’ v. obligate, compel; do something as a favor, accommodate …

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  • 12obliged — adjective Syn: thankful, grateful, appreciative, beholden, indebted, in someone s debt …

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  • 13obliged — adjective under a moral obligation to do something (Freq. 7) • Syn: ↑duty bound • Similar to: ↑obligated …

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  • 14obliged in law — index liable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 15Much Obliged, Jeeves —   1st edition (UK) …

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  • 16I would be obliged (if) — very formal phrase used when you are asking someone politely to do something I would be obliged to receive your instructions on this matter. Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to ask a question or questionssynonym Mai …

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  • 17much obliged — formal phrase used for thanking someone politely I’m much obliged to you. Thesaurus: ways of saying thank yousynonym Main entry: oblige …

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  • 18be obliged — index answer (be responsible) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19legally obliged to repay — index indebted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20much obliged —    Some people use this expression to say that they are very grateful.     It s raining Mr. Brown take my umbrella. Much obliged …

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