disoblige

verb
dis·​oblige | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈblīj How to pronounce disoblige (audio) \
disobliged; disobliging; disobliges

Definition of disoblige

transitive verb

1 : to go counter to the wishes of

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Examples of disoblige in a Sentence

didn't want to disoblige her relatives by spending the night at their place

First Known Use of disoblige

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for disoblige

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

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The first known use of disoblige was in 1632

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“Disoblige.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disoblige. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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