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English Reference for sezaruwoenai (せざるをえない)

Kanji
せざるをない
Kana
せざるをえない
sezaruwoenai
Definitions
Expression adjective cannot avoid doing, cannot help but (do), is compelled to do, (feel) obliged to (do), has to do
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative せざるをえない
sezaruwoenai
せざるをえないです
sezaruwoenaidesu
せざるをえなくない
sezaruwoenakunai
せざるをえなくありません
sezaruwoenakuarimasen
せざるをえなくないです
sezaruwoenakunaidesu
Past Indicative せざるをえなかった
sezaruwoenakatta
せざるをえなかったです
sezaruwoenakattadesu
せざるをえななかった
sezaruwoenanakatta
せざるをえなくありませんでした
sezaruwoenakuarimasendeshita
せざるをえなくなかったでです
sezaruwoenakunakattadedesu
te-form せざるをえなくて
sezaruwoenakute
Volitional せざるをえなかろう
sezaruwoenakarou
Provisional せざるをえなくければ
sezaruwoenakukereba
せざるをえなくなければ
sezaruwoenakunakereba
Causative せざるをえなくさせる
sezaruwoenakusaseru
せざるをえなくさせない
sezaruwoenakusasenai
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Example sentences
The factory had to cut back its production
I was forced to support his theory
If we want a peaceful life, we cannot help objecting to war
We can't avoid postponing our departure
She was obliged to marry the old man
On account of bad weather, we were forced to call off the assembly
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