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obliged

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being under obligation for a favor or gift
  • my new neighbor gave me a Christmas present, and now I feel obliged to reciprocate

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2 feeling or expressing gratitude
  • I'd be much obliged if you could do me this favor

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obliged

verb
past tense of oblige

Synonyms & Antonyms of obliged (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • I know you're in a hurry, but you can't oblige me to drive any faster than the speed limit

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“Obliged.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obliged. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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