how to pronounce oblige


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oblige is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of oblige in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… uh necessitate require oblige the fair …”

meaning of oblige

Oblige means to be under an obligation to do something.

oblige frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word oblige occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oblige can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that oblige can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to oblige


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