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"Obligate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "obligar", and "augment" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aumentar". Learn more about the difference between "obligate" and "augment" below.
obligate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to require)
a. obligar
Your contract obligates you to pay a premium of $200 a month.Tu contrato te obliga a pagar una prima de $200 al mes.
2. (finance)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ofrecer como garantía
To secure the apartment, we had to obligate a deposit of the same value as the monthly rent.Para garantizar el apartamento, tuvimos que ofrecer un depósito del mismo valor del alquiler mensual como garantía.
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augment
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. aumentar
For this concert, we'll have to augment the choir's numbers with singers from outside.Para este concierto, tendremos que aumentar el número de cantantes del coro trayendo a otros de afuera.
b. incrementar
The company augmented its sales after launching a clever and original marketing campaign.La empresa incrementó sus ventas tras el lanzamiento de una campaña de marketing inteligente y original.
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