have to
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhæv.tuː/ (careful)
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhæf.tu/ (careful)
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈhæf.tə/ (relaxed pronunciation)

Verb

have to

  1. Must; need to; to be required to. Indicates obligation.
    I just have to have that shirt;  you have to wear a seat belt
  2. (with be) Must (logical conclusion).
    that has to be the postman;  it has to be an electrical fault
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: devoir
  • Russian: (predicative) до́лжен
  • Spanish: deber



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