"oblige" in the verb sense
1. compel, oblige, obligate
force somebody to do something
"We compel all students to fill out this form"
2. oblige, bind, hold, obligate
bind by an obligation cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"
"I'll hold you by your promise"
3. oblige, accommodate
provide a service or favor for someone
"We had to oblige him"
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