—v.t. 1. to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
2. to bind morally or legally, as by a promise or contract.
3. to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service: I'm much obliged for the ride. 4. to put (one) in a debt of gratitude, as by a favor or accommodation: Mr. Weems will oblige us with a song. 5. to make (an action, policy, etc.) necessary or obligatory: Your carelessness obliges firmness on my part.
—v.i. to be kindly accommodating: I'll do anything within reason to oblige.