Synonyms for oblige

Synonyms for (verb) oblige

Synonyms: bind, hold, obligate, oblige

Definition: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

Usage: He's held by a contract; I'll hold you by your promise

Similar words: relate

Definition: have or establish a relationship to

Usage: She relates well to her peers


Synonyms: oblige, accommodate

Definition: provide a service or favor for someone

Usage: We had to oblige him

Similar words: follow, comply, abide by

Definition: act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

Usage: He complied with my instructions; You must comply or else!; Follow these simple rules; abide by the rules


Synonyms: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa