Definitions: (1) ready to be of service; helpful; courteous; civil; (2) under a debt of gratitude; appreciative

Synonyms: Oblige emphasizes the idea of doing a favor, often with some effort; obliging and accommodating imply making a gracious gesture; accommodate emphasizes providing a convenience; complaisant indicates one who endeavors to please; kind indicates one who desires to see others happy.

Compatible Qualities: amiable, pleasing

Quote: We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly. — François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher