It also obliges Palestinians to refrain from attacking Israeli military patrols along the Gaza border.
We start making conversation and she obliges, but then something in the distance catches her eye.
If the DEA obliges, they may soon be hitting the farming lottery.
"Mr. Phillotson obliges you in everything, as he ought," he said.
It obliges nobody to follow me, and I trust it obliges me to follow nobody.
This sort of priest obstinately opposes every element of progress and obliges his people to do the same.
That is what is unknown to us, and obliges us to suspend our judgment on this question.
The compact also obliges the fishers to deliver half of their catch to any warship they may meet on the high seas.
That obliges me to have more reserve than a girl whose mother is with her.
It proceeds, in my opinion, from that dissolution of dependence, which obliges every man to regard his own character.
c.1300, "to bind by oath," from Old French obligier "engage one's faith, commit (oneself), pledge" (13c.), from Latin obligare "to bind, bind up, bandage," figuratively "put under obligation," from ob "to" (see ob-) + ligare "to bind," from PIE root *leig- "to bind" (see ligament). Main modern meaning "to make (someone) indebted by conferring a benefit or kindness" is from 1560s. Related: obliged; obliging.