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OBLI'GE, v.t. pronounced as written, not oblege. [L. obligo; ob and ligo, to bind.]

1. To constrain by necessity; to compel by physical force. an admiral may be obliged to surrender his ships, or he may be obliged by adverse winds to delay sailing.

2. To constrain by legal force; to bind in law. We are obliged to pay toll for supporting roads and bridges.

3. To bind or constrain by moral force. We are obliged to believe positive and unsuspected testimony.

4. To bind in conscience or honor; to constrain by a sense of propriety. We are often obliged to conform to established customs, rites or ceremonies. To be obliged to yield to fashion is often the worst species of tyranny.

5. To do a favor to; to lay under obligation of gratitude; as, to oblige one with a loan of money.

6. To do a favor to; to please; to gratify. Oblige us with your company at dinner.

7. To indebt.

To those hills we are obliged for all our metals.



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OBLI'GE, v.t. pronounced as written, not oblege. [L. obligo; ob and ligo, to bind.]

1. To constrain by necessity; to compel by physical force. an admiral may be obliged to surrender his ships, or he may be obliged by adverse winds to delay sailing.

2. To constrain by legal force; to bind in law. We are obliged to pay toll for supporting roads and bridges.

3. To bind or constrain by moral force. We are obliged to believe positive and unsuspected testimony.

4. To bind in conscience or honor; to constrain by a sense of propriety. We are often obliged to conform to established customs, rites or ceremonies. To be obliged to yield to fashion is often the worst species of tyranny.

5. To do a favor to; to lay under obligation of gratitude; as, to oblige one with a loan of money.

6. To do a favor to; to please; to gratify. Oblige us with your company at dinner.

7. To indebt.

To those hills we are obliged for all our metals.

O-BLIGE, v.t. [pronounced as written, not obleege; Fr. obliger; It. obbligare; Sp. obligar; from L. obligo; ob and ligo, to bind; Russ. oblagayu or oblegayu, to encompass or surround.]

  1. To constrain by necessity; to compel by physical force. An admiral may be obliged to surrender his ships, or he may be obliged by adverse winds to delay sailing.
  2. To constrain by legal force; to bind in law. We are obliged to pay toll for supporting roads and bridges.
  3. To bind or constrain by moral force. We are obliged to believe positive and unsuspected testimony.
  4. To bind in conscience or honor; to constrain by a sense of propriety. We are often obliged to conform to established customs, rites or ceremonies. To be obliged to yield to fashion is often the worst species of tyranny.
  5. To do a favor to; to lay under obligation of gratitude; as, to oblige one with a loan of money.
  6. To do a favor to; to please; to gratify. Oblige us with your company at dinner.
  7. To be indebted. To those hills we are obliged for all our metals. Bentley.

O*blige"
  1. To attach, as by a bond.

    [Obs.]

    He had obliged all the senators and magistrates firmly to himself. Bacon.

  2. To constrain by physical, moral, or legal force; to put under obligation to do or forbear something.

    The obliging power of the law is neither founded in, nor to be measured by, the rewards and punishments annexed to it. South.

    Religion obliges men to the practice of those virtues which conduce to the preservation of our health. Tillotson.

  3. To bind by some favor rendered; to place under a debt; hence, to do a favor to; to please; to gratify; to accommodate.

    Thus man, by his own strength, to heaven would soar,
    And would not be obliged to God for more.
    Dryden.

    The gates before it are brass, and the whole much obliged to Pope Urban VIII. Evelyn.

    I shall be more obliged to you than I can express. Mrs. E. Montagu.

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Oblige

OBLI'GE, verb transitive pronounced as written, not oblege. [Latin obligo; ob and ligo, to bind.]

1. To constrain by necessity; to compel by physical force. an admiral may be obliged to surrender his ships, or he may be obliged by adverse winds to delay sailing.

2. To constrain by legal force; to bind in law. We are obliged to pay toll for supporting roads and bridges.

3. To bind or constrain by moral force. We are obliged to believe positive and unsuspected testimony.

4. To bind in conscience or honor; to constrain by a sense of propriety. We are often obliged to conform to established customs, rites or ceremonies. To be obliged to yield to fashion is often the worst species of tyranny.

5. To do a favor to; to lay under obligation of gratitude; as, to oblige one with a loan of money.

6. To do a favor to; to please; to gratify. oblige us with your company at dinner.

7. To indebt.

To those hills we are obliged for all our metals.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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