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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to force)
a. obligar
She stood directly in my path, obliging me to go around.Se había puesto justo donde quería pasar, lo que me obligó a dar la vuelta.
b. forzar
We don't oblige students to go to these meetings. They go of their own free will.No forzamos a los estudiantes ir a estas reuniones, van por su propia voluntad.
2. (to accommodate)
a. hacer un favor a
I delivered the parcel to oblige a friend. I didn't know what was in it.Entregué el paquete para hacerle un favor a un amigo, no sabía qué contenía.
b. complacer
I don't see why I should oblige them. They've never put themselves out for me.No veo por qué debería complacerles, nunca se han molestado por mí.
c. agradecer (used in passive voice)
I'd be obliged if you'd keep the noise down, please.Les estaría agradecido si no hicieran tanto ruido, por favor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to accommodate)
a. hacer un favor
Youngsters are looking for cheap drugs and these criminals are only too happy to oblige.Hay jóvenes que buscan droga barata y estos delincuentes están muy dispuestos a hacerles el favor.
b. ayudar
Why don't you ask her for some tips? I'm sure she'd be willing to oblige.¿Por qué no le pides que te aconseje? Seguro que estará dispuesta a ayudar.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (compel)
a. obligar
to be obliged to do somethingestar obligado(a) a hacer algo
2. (do a favor for)
a. hacer un favor a
to be obliged to somebodyestarle agradecido(a) a alguien
I would be obliged if you would…te estaría muy agradecido si…
much obligedmuy agradecido(a)
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oblige [əˈblaɪdʒ]
transitive verb
1 (compel) obligar; forzar
to oblige sb to do sth obligar a algn a hacer algo; to be obliged to do sth estar or verse obligado a hacer algo; you are not obliged to do it no estás obligado a hacerlo
2 (gratify) complacer; hacer un favor a
he did it to oblige us lo hizo como favor or para complacernos; to oblige sb with a match hacer a algn el favor de ofrecerle una cerilla; anything to oblige! ¡cualquier cosa!; ¡con mucho gusto!; to be obliged to sb for sth (grateful) estarle agradecido a algn por algo; (under obligation) deber un favor a algn por algo; much obliged! ¡muchísimas gracias!; ¡muy agradecido!; I should be much obliged if ... agradecería que; I am obliged to you for your help le agradezco mucho su ayuda
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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