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1 obliging

Showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others:
— The obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave.

synonym: complaisant.

Roget 707: aiding etc. v.; auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful; coadjuvant etc. 709; subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary.    ... show more

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more

Roget 906: benevolent; kind, kindly; well-meaning; amiable; obliging, accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored.    warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, ... show more

Polish: pomocny, uczynny

Moby thesaurus: accommodating, accommodative, affable, agreeable, amenable, amiable, attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, civil, complaisant, compliant, considerate, courteous, decent, deferential, delicate, easy, fair ... show more.

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1 oblige

Force somebody to do something.

synonyms: compel, obligate.

Roget 744: compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.    force upon, press; cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat; ... show more

Dutch: noodzaken, nopen, samendrijven

2 oblige

Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.

synonyms: bind, hold, obligate.

Roget 926: be the duty of; be incumbent etc. adj.. on, be responsible etc. adj.; behoove, become, befit, beseem; belong to, pertain to; ... show more

Dutch: een plezier doen, verplichten

3 oblige

Provide a service or favor for someone:
— We had to oblige him.

synonym: accommodate.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Dutch: accommoderen

Moby thesaurus: accommodate, aid, assist, avail, benefit, bind, brook no denial, call for, cater to, coddle, coerce, commit, compel, concuss, constrain, contribute, convenience, cosset, demand, dictate ... show more.

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