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American English: /ˈɑbləˌɡeɪt/
British English: /ˈɒblɪɡeɪt/

Translation of obligate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (oblige) (esp American English) [formal]to obligate somebody to + infinitive
    obligar a alguien a + infinitive
    the agreement obligates us to do it
    el acuerdo nos obliga a hacerlo
    to be/feel obligated (to + infinitive)
    estar/sentirse obligado (a + infinitive)
    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 somebody
    estar/quedar en deuda con alguien
  • 2 (Finance) (American English)
    ofrecer como garantía
    Example sentences
    • 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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