verpflichten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German verphlichten. Cognate with Dutch verplichten.

ver- +‎ Pflicht (duty) +‎ -en

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fɛɐ̯ˈpflɪçtn̩]
  • Hyphenation: ver‧pflich‧ten
  • Rhymes: -ɪçtn̩
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Verb[edit]

verpflichten (weak, third-person singular present verpflichtet, past tense verpflichtete, past participle verpflichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to oblige somebody, make somebody promise
  2. (transitive) to commit, to oblige
  3. (transitive) to oblige, to swear, to be sworn
  4. (transitive) to engage
  5. (intransitive, law) to bind somebody by contract, to oblige somebody
  6. (intransitive) to be an obligation
  7. (reflexive) to undertake (to commit oneself to an obligation)

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