Obligable(a.) Acknowledging, or complying with, obligation; trustworthy.
Obligate(v. t.) To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.
Obligate(v. t.) To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
Obligated(imp. & p. p.) of Obligate
Obligating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Obligate
Obligation(n.) The act of obligating.
Obligation(n.) That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or moral duty.
Obligation(n.) Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.
Obligation(n.) The state of being obligated or bound; the state of being indebted for an act of favor or kindness; as, to place others under obligations to one.
Obligation(n.) A bond with a condition annexed, and a penalty for nonfulfillment. In a larger sense, it is an acknowledgment of a duty to pay a certain sum or do a certain things.
Oblige(v. t.) To attach, as by a bond.
Oblige(v. t.) To constrain by physical, moral, or legal force; to put under obligation to do or forbear something.
Oblige(v. t.) To bind by some favor rendered; to place under a debt; hence, to do a favor to; to please; to gratify; to accommodate.
Obliged(imp. & p. p.) of Oblige
Obliger(n.) One who, or that which, obliges.
Obliging(a.) Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors; hence, helpful; civil; kind.
Obliging(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oblige
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