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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