obligar

 
obligar
transitive verb
1. (to compel) 
a. to force 
El policía me obligó a detenerme aunque no manejaba sobre el límite de velocidad.The police officer forced me to stop even though I wasn't speeding.
b. to make 
Me obligó a contarle lo que había pasado.He made me tell him what had happened.
c. to bind 
La ley obliga a las empresas a reducir los niveles de contaminación.The law binds companies to reduce levels of pollution.
d. to oblige 
El tratado los obliga a elaborar nuevas normas laborales.The treaty obliges them to develop new work rules.
obligarse
pronominal verb
2. (to make oneself do) 
Todos los días me obligo a hacer ejercicio.I force myself to do some execise everyday.
3. (to pledge to) 
No, gracias. Me obligué a dejar de tomar alcohol por un año.No, thanks. I've committed myself not to drink alcohol for a year.
obligar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
obligar a alguien a hacer algo/a que haga algoto oblige o force somebody to do something, to make somebody do something
yo no quería hacerlo, me obligaronI didn't want to do it, they forced me to o they made me
no lo compres, nadie te obligadon't buy it, nobody is forcing you
la obligué a que me contestaseI forced her to answer me, I made her answer me
obligarse
pronominal verb
2. (general) 
obligarse a hacer algoto undertake to do something
obligar
transitive verb
1 (forzar) to force
obligar a algn a hacer algo to force sb to do sth; me han obligado a venir they forced me to come
nadie te obliga a aceptar este empleo tú me obligas a tomar esta decisión
la obligan a estudiar francés they make her study French
2 [+ley, norma]
la disposición obliga a todos los contribuyentes all taxpayers are bound to observe this requirement; this requirement is binding on all taxpayers
3 (empujar) to force
solo se puede cerrar el cajón obligándolo you can't get the drawer shut except by forcing it
pronominal verb
obligarse
tengo que obligarme a ir al gimnasio cada día I have to force myself to go to the gym every day; me obligo a cumplir los términos del contrato I undertake to fulfil the terms of the contract
Examples
Verb Conjugations for obligar
Indicative
Irregular forms are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
obligo
obligué
obligaba
obligaría
obligaré
obligas
obligaste
obligabas
obligarías
obligarás
él/ella/Ud.
obliga
obligó
obligaba
obligaría
obligará
nosotros
obligamos
obligamos
obligábamos
obligaríamos
obligaremos
vosotros
obligáis
obligasteis
obligabais
obligaríais
obligaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
obligan
obligaron
obligaban
obligarían
obligarán
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