obrigar

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Galician[edit]

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From Old Portuguese obrigar, from Latin obligāre, present active infinitive of obligō, probably taken as a semi-learned term.

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obrigar (first-person singular present obrigo, first-person singular preterite obriguei, past participle obrigado)

  1. to oblige, obligate
  2. first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of obrigar
  3. first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of obrigar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese obrigar, from Latin obligāre, present active infinitive of obligō, probably taken as a semi-learned term.

Verb[edit]

obrigar (first-person singular present indicative obrigo, past participle obrigado)

  1. to oblige; to force; to compel; to coerce (tell someone to do something against their wills, often by using threats of violence)
  2. (figuratively, things) to induce an action by leaving no other choices
    A situação nos obriga a abandonar este local.
    The situation leaves us with no choice but to abandon this place.

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