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Synonyms for compulsory
kəmˈpʌl sə ri

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  1. compulsoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    mandatory

  2. compulsoryadjective

    Required; obligatory; mandatory

    The ten-dollar fee was compulsory.

    Synonyms:
    mandatory

    Antonyms:
    optional

  3. compulsoryadjective

    Having the power of compulsion; constraining

    Such compulsory measures are limited.

    Synonyms:
    mandatory

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compulsory

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compulsory, mandatory, requiredadjective

    required by rule

    "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"

    Synonyms:
    requisite, needful, mandatory, needed, required

    Antonyms:
    optional

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compulsoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    compelling, constraining, coercive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. compulsoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    constraining, coercive, obligatory, unavoidable

    Antonyms:
    optional, discretional, elective

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How to use compulsory in a sentence?

  1. W. Edwards Deming:

    Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

  2. Ron Johnson:

    In some cases, we are already working with the agencies and individuals identified to obtain the information we need to do our work, and inclusion on the list should in no way be interpreted to suggest they have been noncompliant, i am asking for this authority to ensure the committee has the ability to quickly and efficiently seek compulsory process should it become necessary.

  3. Commerce Ministry:

    There have been recent media reports that the Government of India has privately assured that it will not issue any more compulsory licenses. It is hereby clarified that such reports are factually incorrect, in this regard, it may be noted that India has a well-established TRIPS compliant legislative, administrative and judicial framework to safeguard IPRs (intellectual property rights). Under the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement Public Health, each member has the right to grant compulsory licenses and the freedom to determine the grounds upon which such licenses are granted.

  4. Commerce Ministry:

    Even as government of India is conscious of the need to spur innovation and protect individual rights, it retains the sovereign right to utilize the flexibilities provided in the international (IP rights) regime, it may be noted that to date, there has been only one case of compulsory licence in India and that too after a well-thought out and laid down process, which was subsequently upheld right up to the highest Court of the land.

  5. Nadine Gasman:

    It's always a challenge implementing laws but having this law makes it compulsory to investigate this crime with a gender perspective.

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