Ever obliging, Springsteen then flexed all the right things on a paddle board.
The obliging staff plugged the word “dog” into their computers and all the official citations came whirring out.
Brown expressed the hope that the obliging spirit of the brunch would somehow infuse Washington as a whole.
"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.
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.