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1. duty-bound, obliged

under a moral obligation to do something

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see synonyms of obliged
1.  to feel obliged to do
I'd be obliged for the other half.
I'm obliged to you for all the trouble you've taken.
3.  much obliged
4.  I would be obliged
5. archaic
used as a polite convention for opening or closing a letter; literally, indebted
The volume contained a dedication to John Johnston, with gratitude from his much obliged niece, Elizabeth Blackwell.

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see synonyms of obliged
v. o·bliged, o·blig·ing, o·blig·es
1. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality: When the power went out, we were obliged to fetch water with a bucket. The contract obliges you to meet the deadline.
2. To make indebted or grateful: I am obliged to you for your gracious hospitality.
3. To do a service or favor for: They obliged us by arriving early.
To do a service or favor: The soloist obliged with yet another encore.

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