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  1. ought toˈɒt ər

    used to give advice, or to say what you think the right action is

    You ought to pay him back right away.; I don't read as much as I ought to.; They ought to take his title away from him.

  2. ought toˈɒt ər

    indicates what you expect to be true, or what is probably true

    The president ought to know a lot about foreign affairs.; The rain ought to be starting soon.


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