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Synonyms for obligation
ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃənobli·ga·tion

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    duty

    Antonyms:
    right

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. obligation

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 4 votes

  1. duty, responsibility, obligationnoun

    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. obligationnoun

    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, indebtednessnoun

    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 indebtednessnoun

    a written promise to repay a debt

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

  5. obligationnoun

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    responsibility, accountableness, bond of duty

  2. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    engagement, contract, agreement, stipulation

  3. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    debt of gratitude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. obligationnoun

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

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How to use obligation in a sentence?

  1. The Veteran:

    I am still not satisfied, we are going to keep investing in the facilities and the physicians and the staff to make sure that our veterans get the care that you need when you need it. That is our obligation, and we are not going to let up.

  2. James Madison:

    The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it.

  3. Seth Galanter:

    It’s a very surface level fix that certainly will make that particular parent happy, but isn’t fulfilling OCR’s obligation, oCR is underfunded and understaffed and in order to get through all the complaints in some kind of timely manner, staff is being forced to give them superficial treatment.

  4. Stephen Crane:

    A man said to the universe 'Sir, I exist' 'However,' replied the universe. 'The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.'

  5. Ken Thompson:

    A bomb could have easily been put on any of these planes, just like the guns were, and so the federal government has an obligation to do something about this immediately.


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