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Synonyms for mandatory
ˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr imanda·to·ry

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  1. mandatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    obligatory, compulsory

  2. mandatoryadjective

    Obligatory; required or commanded by authority.

    Attendance at a school is usually mandatory.

    Synonyms:
    obligatory, compulsory

    Antonyms:
    optional

  3. mandatoryadjective

    Of, or relating to a mandate.

    Synonyms:
    obligatory, compulsory

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. mandatary, mandatorynoun

    the recipient of a mandate

    Synonyms:
    mandatary, mandate

    Antonyms:
    optional

  2. mandate, mandatoryadjective

    a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves

    Synonyms:
    mandatary, authorization, authorisation, mandate

    Antonyms:
    optional

  3. compulsory, mandatory, requiredadjective

    required by rule

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

    Synonyms:
    compulsory, requisite, needful, needed, required

    Antonyms:
    optional

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mandatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    preceptive, directory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mandatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    directory, commandatory, preceptive

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How to use mandatory in a sentence?

  1. Josh Hawley:

    This is an individual who, across her career — from the time she was in law school, to her service on the United States Sentencing Commission, to her time on the federal bench — has consistently argued to give criminals lighter sentences to reduce the mandatory sentences that are imposed for criminal offenses to let criminals out of jail early.

  2. John Cornyn:

    There was an agreement between Jon Tester and( the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Jerry) Moran for two amendment votes when this bill passed, senator Schumer would not allow those votes to occur. And what we're hoping for is there will be a negotiation to eliminate some of the mandatory spending in the bill and then the bill can pass. But this is a cloture vote to provoke a conversation. But I expect it ultimately to pass in some form or another.

  3. Julie Stefanski:

    Gluten-free substitutes, if based on rice or tapioca, can be lower in fiber than their traditional counterparts and may not be fortified with B vitamins or iron, a mandatory addition to any processed wheat product in the Julie Stefanski.

  4. Superintendent Scott Ziegler:

    We believe we have followed all mandatory reporting protocols and aided law enforcement to the fullest extent allowed in all investigations regarding these matters. We acknowledge that these matters need to be fully reviewed. Consequently, and with full support of the School Board, Loudoun County Public Schools hired Blankingship Keith, P.C. on October 28, 2021 to conduct an independent review of these incidents.

  5. Alexei Kudrin:

    There is not enough political will, if we now abandon the mandatory pensions system, then the situation accumulation of the resources will be uncertain.


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