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obligate

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːbləgeɪt; ˈɒblɪgeɪt/

Translation of obligate in Spanish:

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
    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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Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.