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disoblige

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verb dis·oblige \ˌdis-ə-ˈblīj\

Definition of disoblige

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go counter to the wishes of

  3. 2 :  inconvenience



Examples of disoblige

  1. <didn't want to disoblige her relatives by spending the night at their place>



Origin of disoblige

French désobliger, from Middle French, from des- dis- + obliger to oblige


First Known Use: 1632


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