French translation of 'oblige'
- (= force)
to oblige sb to do sth
obliger qn à faire qch
- (= do a favour)
obligerto oblige sb by doing sth
obliger qn en faisant qch
⇒ A girl reporter obliged Hearst by pretending to faint in the main street.
Une reporter obligea Hearst en faisant semblant de s'évanouir dans la rue principale.
- (= help)
rendre serviceanything to oblige! (informal)
à votre service!
Example Sentences Including 'oblige'
Lady Rice required words of love, and he'd oblige , falsely, but then she was being false too.Splitting
However, if someone wanted an ikon which he might come across in Georgia, he was complaisant enough to oblige.Somewhere East of Life
She willed her hands to grasp the knife a little harder, and they seemed to oblige her, just a little.COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
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Translation of oblige from the Collins English to French Dictionary