What does obliged mean?

Definitions for obliged

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty-bound(p), obliged(p)(adj)

    under a moral obligation to do something

Wiktionary

  1. obliged(Adjective)

    Under an obligation to do something for someone.

  2. obliged(Adjective)

    Indebted because of a favor done.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obliged

    of Oblige

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obliged' in Adjectives Frequency: #700

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliged in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

  3. Galileo Galilei:

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

  4. Zhou Xiachuan:

    We continue to buy stakes in Italian companies, but now we're careful to remain below the 2 percent threshold so that we're not obliged to disclose them.

  5. Ben Emmerson:

    As a matter of international law, the U.S. is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice, the U.S. Attorney General is under a legal duty to bring criminal charges against those responsible.

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