obligated 必須の

November 13, 2016     =========

☆  obligated  必須の


Although it’s not part of the word, today’s word is generally used with “to” as in, obligated to… If you feel obligated to do something, you feel that it is your duty to do it. If you are obligated to someone, you feel it is your duty to look after them.

For example:

Her host mother felt obligated to take her to all the sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
If you don’t want it, don’t feel obligated to take it.
He felt obligated to protect her somehow.
I believe the government is obligated to protect its citizens.
I’m feeling much better now, so don’t feel obligated to stay and keep me company.

Is there anything you feel obligated to do today? What is it? Do you actually really need to do it, or do you just feel that you are obligated to do it?