disoblige

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to go counter to the wishes of
2

Examples of disoblige in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disoblige was in 1632

Dictionary Entries Near disoblige

Cite this Entry

“Disoblige.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disoblige. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

disoblige

verb
dis·​oblige ˌdis-ə-ˈblīj How to pronounce disoblige (audio)
1
: to go against the wishes of
2
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