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oblige (one) by (doing something)

To make one indebted by doing something for them or on their behalf; to do something that accommodates one. You're under no circumstances required to oblige your employers by giving up your legal rights in this case. I was wondering if you would oblige me by picking up a parcel for me from the post office.
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oblige (one) to (do something)

To compel, bind, or otherwise force one to do something out of a moral or legal obligation. You cannot oblige your employees to put themselves in harm's way. It's simply not the case that pregnancy obliges a couple to get married any longer.
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oblige (one) with (something)

To grace, accommodate, or provide one with some service or favor. The famous movie star was always happy to oblige his fans with autographs and pictures. Go on, Auntie May, oblige us with a story!
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N Obliging the Education Ministry to come up with a pre-school year for children aged five
N Obliging private sector employees who terminate their contracts to continue working for three months so employers can find replacements.
For the model of obliging style, considering the positive associations of compassion with understanding (Liu & Wang, 2010), and of relational goals with integration and accommodation (Keck & Samp, 2007), it seems reasonable to hypothesize (see Figure 3):
H2b: In addition to the direct effect of a proactive obliging style, which itself is a function of proactive compassion and proactive relational goals, there are also indirect effects of counterpart compassion and counterpart obliging style on reactive obliging style mediated through reactive compassion and reactive relational goals.
Three conflict style scenarios were constructed to describe counterpart competing, integrating, and obliging style.
Four items assessed each of three conflict styles: competing, integrating, and obliging.
001, and significantly higher levels of accommodation in the obliging condition (M = 4.
001), but no significant change in the use of an obliging style, t (172) = .
Finally, interacting with an obliging partner decreased the perceived importance of instrumental goals, F (1, 56) = 4.
H2b predicted that, in addition to the direct effect of proactive obliging style, which itself is a function of proactive compassion and proactive relational goals, there are also indirect effects of counterpart compassion and the counterpart obliging style on the reactive obliging style mediated through reactive compassion and reactive relational goals.
For instance, despite its significant overall increase, anger is also alleviated by counterpart compassion and obliging style.
Conversely, counterpart compassion and an obliging style make one become less angry, but more compassionate.
l Obliging the Education Ministry to include safety measures at home, school and work in school curricula
The Attorney-general's opinion is that setting any limit was unconstitutional, as would be obliging candidates to divulge how their campaign funds had been spent.
14 Kyodo The government must monitor the stock price of the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan (LTCB) following its fluctuation Monday morning on a reported bailout plan obliging the bank to cut its capital, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka said.