What is another word for duty?

Synonyms for duty
ˈdu ti, ˈdyu-

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term duty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, responsibility, obligation(noun)

    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

    "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

    obligation, debt instrument, responsibleness, responsibility, province, indebtedness, tariff, certificate of indebtedness

  2. duty(noun)

    work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

    "the duties of the job"

    responsibility, obligation, tariff

  3. duty, tariff(noun)

    a government tax on imports or exports

    "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

    responsibility, obligation, tariff


  1. duty(noun)


  2. duty(noun)

    That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.


    duty-free, right

  3. duty(noun)

    I’m on duty from 6 pm to 6 am.

    right, duty-free

  4. duty(noun)

    duty-free, right

  5. duty(noun)

    duty-free, right

  6. duty(noun)

    duty-free, right

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. duty

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    accountability, business, function, obligation, office, responsibility, right, righteousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. duty

    obligation, part, business, responsibility, allegiance, function, once, province, calling, trust, commission, service

    freedom, exemption, immunity, license, dispensation, desertion, dereliction

Editors Contribution

  1. assignment

    1. a piece of work that needs to be done regularly 2. something assigned to be read or studied

    1. his first newspaper assignment was writing obituaries 2. have you found essay writer to write an assignment for tomorrow?

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  
  2. social responsibility

    job take surely

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. duty(n.)

    what one ought to do, what one is bound or under obligation to do

  2. duty(n.)

    service, business, function, office

  3. duty(n.)

    tax, impost, toll, custom, excise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. duty(n)

    responsibility, incumbency, accountability, service, business, work, function, office, tax, impost, toll, excise, custom

    Associated words:
    ethics, deontology, casuistry, ethology, morals, ethicist, ethically, supererogate, supererogation

How to pronounce duty?

US English

How to say duty in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use duty in a sentence?

  1. Manu:

    Let a man accept with confidence valuable knowledge even from a person of low degree, good instruction regarding duty even from a humble man, and a jewel of a wife even from an ignoble family.

  2. Rick Caruso:

    Our most fundamental duty is to protect the dignity, safety and well-being of our students on their own campus, what happened to our students is unthinkable and immoral.

  3. Chief Executive Tim Hoettges:

    But it is our duty to go on improving the return on T-Mobile US. If we find a partner who will help us to do so, we will obviously consider it.

  4. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    I am determined to prioritise the resources we need to combat the terrorist threat because protecting the British people is my number one duty, this is a generational struggle that demands we provide more manpower to combat those who would destroy us and our values.

  5. President Trump:

    My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans—to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream, because Americans are dreamers too.

Images & Illustrations of duty

  1. duty

Translations for duty

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for duty »


Find a translation for the duty synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these duty synonyms with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


    "duty." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 Jun 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/duty>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for duty?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following is a synonym of Mire?
    • A. Separate
    • B. Prominent
    • C. Sink
    • D. Think

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for duty: