If the DEA obliges, they may soon be hitting the farming lottery.
We start making conversation and she obliges, but then something in the distance catches her eye.
It also obliges Palestinians to refrain from attacking Israeli military patrols along the Gaza border.
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.