obliger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

oblige +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈblaɪd͡ʒə(ɹ)/
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NounEdit

obliger (plural obligers)

  1. One who, or that which, obliges.
    • a. 1639, Henry Wotton, a letter to Edmund Bacon
      it is the natural property of the same heart, to be a gentle Interpreter, which is so noble an Obliger

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French obliger, from Old French obligier, borrowed from Latin obligāre, present active infinitive of obligō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

obliger

  1. (transitive) to oblige, to require, to compel, to force someone (to do something: (transitive with à))
    Synonyms: contraindre, forcer
  2. (Louisiana) to help, to aid
  3. (passive) (transitive with de) to have to
    Synonym: devoir

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written oblige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a "soft" /ʒ/ and not a "hard" /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

obliger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of obligō

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French obligier, from Latin obligāre, present active infinitive of obligō.

VerbEdit

obliger

  1. (transitive) to oblige

ConjugationEdit

  • As parler except an extra e is inserted after the final g before a and o.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: obliger