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I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
James Boswell

Meaning of "obliged" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBLIGED

obliged  [əˈblaɪdʒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBLIGED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Obliged is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OBLIGED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of obliged in the English dictionary

The first definition of obliged in the dictionary is to feel obliged to do sth obligated. Other definition of obliged is grateful. Obliged is also used as a polite convention for opening or closing a letter; literally, indebted.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBLIGED


abridged
əˈbrɪdʒd
acknowledged
əkˈnɒlɪdʒd
caged
keɪdʒd
disadvantaged
ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd
discouraged
dɪsˈkʌrɪdʒd
disengaged
ˌdɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒd
encouraged
ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒd
engaged
ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd
enraged
ɪnˈreɪdʒd
outraged
ˈaʊtreɪdʒd
privileged
ˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd
ravaged
ˈrævɪdʒd
teenaged
ˈtiːneɪdʒd
unabridged
ˌʌnəˈbrɪdʒd
undamaged
ʌnˈdæmɪdʒd
underaged
ˈʌndərˌeɪdʒd
underprivileged
ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd
unmanaged
ʌnˈmænɪdʒd
unpaged
ʌnˈpeɪdʒd
waged
weɪdʒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBLIGED

obligate
obligated
obligately
obligati
obligation
obligational
obligative
obligato
obligator
obligatorily
obligatoriness
obligatory
oblige
obligee
obligement
obliger
obliging
obligingly
obligingness
obligor

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBLIGED

aged
alleged
challenged
charged
dragged
enlarged
flagged
forged
hugged
I would be obliged
legged
logged
much obliged
plugged
prolonged
rugged
tagged
unchanged
unplugged
winged

Synonyms and antonyms of obliged in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OBLIGED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «obliged» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of obliged

Translation of «obliged» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBLIGED

Find out the translation of obliged to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of obliged from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «obliged» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有责任
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obligados
570 millions of speakers

English

obliged
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आभारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملزمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обязанными
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obrigado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃতজ্ঞ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obligé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diwajibkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verpflichtet
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

義務
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의무감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wajib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghĩa vụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டாயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंधनकारक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zorunlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obbligato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zobowiązany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зобов´язаними
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

obligați
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποχρεούται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verplig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skyldig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forpliktet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of obliged

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBLIGED»

The term «obliged» is very widely used and occupies the 22.609 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBLIGED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about obliged

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10 QUOTES WITH «OBLIGED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word obliged.
1
Tony Abbott
I mean there are many, many people in all sorts of different countries who don't have a great life, who are subject to injustice. Are we obliged to take all of them who come here? I think the answer is 'Not necessarily.'
2
Nicos Anastasiades
I was obliged to take tough, painful and bold decisions to ensure a manageable tomorrow.
3
Alain Aspect
The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world.
4
Isaac Barrow
That justice should be administered between men, it is necessary that testimonies of fact be alleged; and that witnesses should apprehend themselves greatly obliged to discover the truth, according to their conscience, in dark and doubtful cases.
5
Pierre Beaumarchais
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
6
Kabir Bedi
We should realise that Hollywood is not obliged to write roles for Asian actors.
7
John Biddle
After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
8
James Boswell
I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
9
James Buchan
The great disadvantage of getting older is to be obliged to relive the salient economic events of one's youth, with nothing learned and nothing forgotten.
10
Bernhard von Bulow
For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBLIGED»

Discover the use of obliged in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to obliged and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Allah is Not Obliged
ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma.
Ahmadou Kourouma, 2011
2
Obliged by Memory: Literature, Religion, Ethics
This volume conveys the omnipresence of memory in Elie Wiesel's writing.
Steven T. Katz, Alan Rosen, Elie Wiesel, 2006
3
Much Obliged, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster)
In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations, where the less than perfect habits of their employers are lovingly recorded. The book is, of course, pure dynamite. So what happens when it disappears into potentially hostile hands?
P.G. Wodehouse, 2009
4
Darkness, Obliged
Cause, believe me, so far I'm lost. Come on! Join me and my newfound friends on the adventure of a lifetime, avoiding the darkness that is prepared to consume this world and learning what it truly means to be Darkness, Obliged.
Sam Sestak, 2011
5
Obliged to be Difficult: Nugget Coombs' Legacy in Indigenous ...
This book is both an account of government policies and a biographical slice of an outstanding Australian.
Tim Rowse, 2000
6
William Carey: Obliged to Go
William Carey takes an amazing journey as a missionary to India.
Janet Benge, Geoff Benge, 1998
7
Much Obliged
Addie Winstead, secretly writing a boxing column for the London Post, follows the career of prizefighter John Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Claremont, to whom she has been betrothed since childhood but who wants nothing to do with her, until a ...
Jessica Benson, 2005
8
Obliged To Wed/The Caged Countess/When Marrying A Duke...
The Caged Countess by Joanna Fulford Eight years ago Claudia, Countess of Ulverdale, said goodbye to her husband Anthony when he left to fight against Napoleon.
Joanna Fulford, Helen Dickson, 2013
9
Elements of the German language: based on the affinity of ...
to be obliged, m ft f f e n. PRESENT Indicative. I am obliged (must). 3* mug, in mufjt, et mug, wit muJTen, il)t miiiTct or ntugt, fie mtiiTni, Subjunctive. may be obliged. "3d) muffe, bu muffed, et muffe, teit muff en, tbt muffet, ftc miijfen. IMPERFECT.
Elias Peissner, 1859
10
Donald Davidson's Philosophy: From Radical Interpretation to ...
person who obliged me to do something, for example, had helped me, but the person I was obliged by did not give me any help. If someone is under an obligation, we have some evidence for a necessary obligation. Hart makes the distinction ...
Gerhard Preyer, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBLIGED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term obliged is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Much Obliged: Many thanks to Super One
We have never experienced the kindness of strangers like we did at Super One on July 12, the day the storm hit the Brainerd lakes area. «Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Jul 15»
2
Hearts felt obliged to let Holt leave for Rangers
HEARTS head coach Robbie Neilson says the Jambos had a moral obligation to allow Jason Holt to join Rangers. The 22-year-old penned a ... «The National, Jul 15»
3
All lawyers obliged to abide by certain basic ethical standards: expert
NEW YORK, July 21 (Xinhua) -- All lawyers must abide by certain basic ethical standards, a law expert in New York told Xinhua Tuesday in an ... «Shanghai Daily, Jul 15»
4
London Times obliged to put 'clear water' between it and Irish Times …
The defendant is obliged to put “clear water” between it and the Irish Times and the court should grant orders to that effect, counsel argued. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
5
Iran not obliged to restrict defense capabilities: Analyst
Press TV has conducted an interview with Professor Foad Izadi, with the University of Tehran, and Professor Daniel Serwer, with Johns ... «Press TV, Jul 15»
6
Employer obliged to settle worker's unpaid salary
Essentially, the employee is obliged to perform the tasks which are designated for the position he or she is holding, while the employer is ... «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
7
'Financial services arbiter not obliged to hear both sides before …
A financial services arbiter who will make legally-binding decisions on consumer complaints of finance service products will not be obliged to ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»
8
Fathers obliged to support illegitimate children
Since there is no document showing that the child is my husband's illegitimate child, is my husband still obliged to provide for financial support? «The Manila Times, Jul 15»
9
Much obliged: Extravaganza
OWATONNA — On Sunday, July 12th, the Steele County Historical Society (SCHS) held its 29th Annual Extravaganza. Thanks to everyone ... «Southernminn.com, Jul 15»
10
Mizzi: Bus operator not obliged to give all information to government
Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said today that Spanish-owned Malta Public Transport is not obliged to give the government certain information, ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Obliged [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/obliged>. Apr 2020 ».
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