- 1 (require, compel)to oblige somebody to +
infinitiveobligar a alguienthe delay obliged us to cancel the order a+ infinitiveel retraso nos obligó a cancelar el pedidoto be obliged to + infinitiveyou're not obliged to attendno estás obligado a asistirI was obliged to leave early
no tienes obligación de asistirme vi obligado a irme tempranoI felt obliged to stay a bit longerme sentí obligado a quedarme un ratito másExample sentences
- This September, I am legally obliged to renew my driver's licence.
- His hands were completely tied on this one, and those who now criticise him for doing what he was legally obliged to do are being unfair in the extreme to him.
- ‘I was brought up thinking work is something you are morally obliged to do,’ as one older man put it.
- 2 (do favor for) he was always ready to oblige a friendestaba siempre dispuesto a hacerle un favor a un amigoyou would oblige me by leaving me aloneme haría un favor si me dejara en pazshe obliged the guests with a songcomplació a los invitados cantando una canciónmuch obliged!muchas graciasI'd be much obliged if you could help me
le agradezco muchole quedaría muy agradecido si pudiera ayudarmewe are greatly obliged to you for your helple estamos muy agradecidos por su ayuda
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