obliged obliged  /əb ˈlaɪdʒd/


  • (adj) under a moral obligation to do something


  1. Any American President is obliged to articulate the deepest values of our people, including human rights.
  2. Schiavone was obliged to give 10% of the work to a minority-owned enterprise.
  3. It was all so embarrassing that the Royal Australian Navy felt obliged to announce that, of course, the United States Navy had known about the gag and simply played along.


  1. Former Soul wide receiver Donovan Morgan: Return to Philadelphia bittersweet Saturday night

    Loading... The Soul reluctantly obliged, shipping him off for the VooDoo’s spot in the waiver claim order. Morgan returned in a big way Saturday night but the VooDoo fell to 2-9 on the season after losing to the Soul, 65-56, spoiling his football homecoming.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Pick your favorite Yasiel Puig T-shirt

    When you earn four curtain calls in your first five games at the major league level, you've already proven yourself worthy of your very own T-shirt. On Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers obliged their rookie sensation, Yaisel Puig, and … Continue reading ?
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "In accordance with the constitution and the federal law, I, as president of Russia, am obliged to protect the lives and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are located," Mr Medvedev said. "We won't allow the death of our compatriots to...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Times Online

  2. "Interestingly, the minutes specify that the fiscal or monetary moves will 'take time' to be effective," said John Edwards, HSBC's chief economist for Australia and New Zealand. "This implies that the RBA does not feel obliged to respond...
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: John Edwards Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "I am therefore again obliged to take formal measures to ensure that Microsoft complies with its obligations," EU Antitrust Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement.
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Neelie Kroes Source: BusinessWeek

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /