verb (used with object), obliged, obliging.
to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
to bind morally or legally, as by a promise or contract.
to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service:
I’m much obliged for the ride.
to put (one) in a debt of gratitude, as by a favor or accommodation:
Mr. Weems will oblige us with a song.
to make (an action, policy, etc.) necessary or obligatory:
Your carelessness obliges firmness on my part.
verb (used without object), obliged, obliging.
to be kindly accommodating:
I’ll do anything within reason to oblige.
(transitive; often passive) to bind or constrain (someone to do something) by legal, moral, or physical means
(transitive; usually passive) to make indebted or grateful (to someone) by doing a favour or service: we are obliged to you for dinner
to do a service or favour to (someone): she obliged the guest with a song
c.1300, “to bind by oath,” from Old French obligier “engage one’s faith, commit (oneself), pledge” (13c.), from Latin obligare “to bind, bind up, bandage,” figuratively “put under obligation,” from ob “to” (see ob-) + ligare “to bind,” from PIE root *leig- “to bind” (see ligament). Main modern meaning “to make (someone) indebted by conferring a benefit or kindness” is from 1560s. Related: obliged; obliging.
[uh-blahyj] /əˈblaɪdʒ/ verb (used with object), obliged, obliging. 1. to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity. 2. to bind morally or legally, as by a promise or contract. 3. to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service: I’m much obliged for the ride. 4. […]
[uh-blahy-jing] /əˈblaɪ dʒɪŋ/ adjective 1. willing or eager to do favors, offer one’s services, etc.; accommodating: The clerk was most obliging. 2. . /əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ/ adjective 1. ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly adj. “willing to do service or favors,” 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.
[ob-li-gawr, ob-li-gawr] /ˌɒb lɪˈgɔr, ˈɒb lɪˌgɔr/ noun, Law. 1. a person who is bound to another. 2. a person who gives a bond. /ˌɒblɪˈɡɔː/ noun 1. a person who binds himself by contract to perform some obligation; debtor 2. a person who gives a bond n. “person who binds himself to another by contract,” 1540s, […]
A small, statically scoped untyped language by Luca Cardelli, 1993. Obliq is object-oriented, higher order, concurrent, and distributed. State is local to an address space, while computation can migrate over the network. The distributed computation mechanism is based on Modula-3 network objects. (ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Modula-3/contrib).