Translation of obligate in Spanish:

obligate

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbləgeɪt; ˈɒblɪgeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (oblige) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [formal]to obligate sb to + infinitive/infinitivo obligar* a algn a + infinitive/infinitivo the agreement obligates us to do it el acuerdo nos obliga a hacerlo to be/feel obligated (to + infinitive/infinitivo) estar*/sentirse* obligado (a + infinitive/infinitivo) he felt obligated to look after his parents se sentía obligado a cuidar de sus padres don't feel obligated no te sientas obligado to be/feel obligated to sb estar*/quedar en deuda con algn
  • 2 [Finance] (American English/inglés norteamericano) ofrecer* como garantía
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    • This means that funds have to be obligated against contractual agreements within a limited amount of time.
    • As agents of investors, managers are obligated to maximize the interests of the owners or principals.
    • Sellers are obligated to disclose significant property defects of which they are aware.

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Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.