Student or Learner
could you please tell me whether the word "obliging" (meaning accommodating or showing willingness to do favours for others) could also mean "binding".
E.g. in the following sentence:
These types of advertising materials are more obliging in character.
Thank you very much.
The word oblige has two meanings.
1. to compel, to bind, coerce, require, force, make, necessitate.
His actions obliged me to think twice about employing him.
2. do a favour, accomodate, assist, benefit, gratify, help, please, serve.
You are very obliging, thankyou for your help.
We would like to oblige, but we are out of town that weekend.
Hope this helps,