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Synonyms for obligation
ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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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

    Synonyms:
    duty, debt instrument, responsibleness, responsibility, province, indebtedness, tariff, certificate of indebtedness

  2. obligation(noun)

    the state of being obligated to do or pay something

    "he is under an obligation to finish the job"

    Synonyms:
    debt instrument, indebtedness, responsibility, duty, certificate of indebtedness

  3. obligation, indebtedness(noun)

    a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor

    Synonyms:
    duty, certificate of indebtedness, financial obligation, debt instrument, liability, indebtedness, responsibility

  4. debt instrument, obligation, certificate of indebtedness(noun)

    a written promise to repay a debt

    Synonyms:
    debt instrument, certificate of indebtedness, duty, responsibility, indebtedness

  5. obligation(noun)

    a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

    Synonyms:
    debt instrument, indebtedness, responsibility, duty, certificate of indebtedness

Wiktionary

  1. obligation(noun)

    Synonyms:
    duty

    Antonyms:
    right

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obligation

    All these words involve at least two parties, tho an engagement or promise may be the act of but one. A contract is a formal agreement between two or more parties for the doing or leaving undone some specified act or acts, and is ordinarily in writing. Mutual promises may have the force of a contract. A consideration, or compensation, is essential to convert an agreement into a contract. A contract may be oral or written. A covenant in law is a written contract under seal. Covenant is frequent in religious usage, as contract is in law and business. Compact is essentially the same as contract, but is applied to international agreements, treaties, etc. A bargain is a mutual agreement for an exchange of values, without the formality of a contract. A stipulation is a single item in an agreement or contract. A cartel is a military agreement for the exchange of prisoners or the like.

    Synonyms:
    agreement, arrangement, bargain, cartel, compact, contract, covenant, engagement, pact, pledge, promise, stipulation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obligation

    Synonyms:
    duty, necessity, compulsion, contract, bond, covenant, belief

    Antonyms:
    promise, word, choice, freedom, assurance, declaration, intention, exemption

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obligation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    responsibility, accountableness, bond of duty

  2. obligation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    engagement, contract, agreement, stipulation

  3. obligation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    debt of gratitude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obligation(n)

    Synonyms:
    accountableness, responsibility, incumbency, duty, indebtedness, agreement, contract, stipulation, covenant, bond

How to pronounce obligation?

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How to use obligation in a sentence?

  1. Thant Kyaw:

    If they are Myanmars and if they show that their residency is from Myanmar, I think (the) Myanmar government has the obligation to bring them back. So we need to know who really are Myanmar citizens.

  2. Ashlyn Harris:

    We know theres been a ton of pioneers in our sport who have allowed me to sit at this chair and we dont take that lightly, but we also know the obligation that comes with that - that we have to keep pushing boundaries and we have to keep fighting for women in sports, womens equality. All of these aspects that we truly believe in.

  3. Martin Lee:

    The Canadian government, having been lobbied successfully by China to support the Joint Declaration, certainly owes a moral obligation to the Hong Kong people when things are going wrong.

  4. John D. Rockefeller:

    Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

  5. Dwight Evans:

    I do think that (activism) is transforming to another stage, and that stage is for people to understand that this is their democracy and they should take ownership over it, they have a right and an obligation to be vigilant and stay on top of things.


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