Translation of obligate in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈɑbləˌɡeɪt//ˈɒblɪɡeɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    to obligate sb to + inf obligar a algn a + inf
    • the agreement obligates us to do it el acuerdo nos obliga a hacerlo
    • to be/feel obligated (to + inf) estar/sentirse obligado (a + inf)
    • 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
  • 2US

    ofrecer como garantía
    • 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.
    • This means that funds have to be obligated against contractual agreements within a limited amount of time.