Translation of obligation in Spanish:

obligation

Pronunciation: /ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən; ˌɒblɪˈgeɪʃən/

n

  • 1.1 c u (duty, requirement) obligación (f) moral/legal obligation obligación moral/legal family/professional obligations prevented me from attending compromisos (mpl) familiares/profesionales me impidieron asistir I feel/have an obligation to my parents me siento obligado/tengo una obligación para con mis padres obligation to + inf obligación de + inf we have an obligation to help them tenemos la obligación de ayudarlos there's no obligation to buy no hay obligación de comprar to be under an obligation (to + inf) it has placed me under an obligation to help her me ha puesto en el compromiso de tener que ayudarla I understand that I am under no obligation and may return it at any time entiendo que no contraigo ninguna obligación y puedo devolverlo en cualquier momento 1.2 c (financial commitment) [Busn] compromiso (m) the firm was unable to meet its obligations la compañía no pudo hacer frente a sus compromisos

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