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oblige [ uh-blahyj ]
Main Entry: oblige
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: require
Synonyms: bind, coerce, command, compel, constrain, force, impel, make, necessitate, obligate, shotgun
Antonyms: let off
Main Entry: oblige
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: do a favor or kindness
Synonyms: accommodate, aid, assist, avail, bend over backward, benefit, come around, contribute, convenience, don't make waves, favor, fill the bill, fit in, go fifty-fifty, gratify, grin and bear it, help, indulge, make a deal, make room, meet halfway, please, profit, put oneself out, roll with it, serve, swim with the tide, take it, toe the mark
Antonyms: be mean
Main Entry: accommodate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: perform service
Synonyms: afford, aid, arrange, assist, avail, benefit, bow, comfort, convenience, defer, favor, furnish, gratify, help, humor, indulge, oblige, pamper, please, provide, serve, settle, submit, suit, supply, support, sustain, yield
Antonyms: bar, block, frustrate, hinder, impede, limit, obstruct, prevent, stop
Main Entry: allow
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: permit an action
Synonyms: accord, accredit, admit, approve, authorize, be big, be game for, bear, brook, certify, commission, consent, empower, endorse, endure, favor, free up, give a blank check, give carte blanche, give leave, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the green light, go along with, grant permission, hear of, hold with, indulge, let, license, live with, oblige, okay, pass, pass on, put up with, recognize, release, sanction, sit still for, stand, suffer, support, take kindly to, tolerate, warrant
Antonyms: deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, prohibit, protest, refuse, reject, resist, withstand
Main Entry: appear
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: be published; perform
Synonyms: be created, be developed, be invented, become available, come into being, come into existence, come on, come on stage, come out, enter, make an appearance, oblige, perform, play, play a part, present oneself, take part
Main Entry: bind
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: obligate; restrict
Synonyms: compel, confine, constrain, detain, engage, enslave, force, hamper, hinder, hogtie, indenture, lock up, necessitate, oblige, prescribe, put half nelson on, put lock on, require, restrain, restrict, yoke
Antonyms: allow, free, let, permit, set free
Main Entry: coerce
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: compel, press
Synonyms: beset, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, concuss, constrain, cow, dragoon, drive, force, high pressure, hinder, impel, intimidate, lean on, make, make an offer they can't refuse, menace, oblige, pressurize, push, put the squeeze on, repress, restrict, shotgun, strong-arm, suppress, terrorize, threaten, twist one's arm, urge
Antonyms: leave alone
Main Entry: command
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: demand
Synonyms: adjure, appoint, authorize, ban, bar, beckon, bid, call, call for, call on, call the signals, call upon, charge, check, cite, compel, debar, dictate, direct, enact, enjoin, exact, forbid, force upon, give directions, give orders, grant, impose, inflict, inhibit, instruct, interdict, lay down the law, mark out, oblige, ordain, order, ordinate, proclaim, prohibit, put foot down, require, requisition, restrain, rule out, send for, set, subpoena, summon, take charge, take lead, task, tell, warn
Antonyms: contradict, countermand, oppose, recall, reverse, revoke
Main Entry: compel
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: force to act
Synonyms: bulldoze, coerce, concuss, constrain, crack down, dragoon, drive, enforce, exact, hustle, impel, make, make necessary, necessitate, oblige, put the arm on, put the chill on, restrain, shotgun, squeeze, throw weight around, turn on the heat, urge
Antonyms: block, check, delay, deter, hinder, impede, obstruct, stop
Main Entry: condescend
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stoop, humble oneself
Synonyms: accommodate, accord, acquiesce, agree, be courteous, bend, come down off high horse, comply, concede, degrade oneself, deign, demean oneself, descend, favor, grant, high hat, lower oneself, oblige, see fit, submit, talk down to, toss a few crumbs, unbend, vouchsafe, yield
Antonyms: rise above
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