Translation of "ought" - English-Spanish dictionary

ought

verb /oːt/ (negative short form oughtn’t /ˈoːtnt/)

(usually with to)

used to indicate duty; should

deber
You ought to help them
He oughtn’t to have done that.

used to indicate something that one could reasonably expect; should

deber
He ought to have been able to do it.

(Translation of “ought” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)