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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

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How to use obligation in a sentence?

  1. Ted Cruz:

    We don't have a right not to be offended. We have a moral obligation to speak the truth and confront evil.

  2. Steve Israel:

    There is nothing that Bernie Sanders can do that would make me switch sides. I have an obligation as a superdelegate, number one, to reflect the will of the people in my congressional district … and, number two, to reflect my own priorities.

  3. Laura Cooper:

    I mean, so DOD was concerned about the obligation of funds, policy, my team, Defense Department officials were also concerned about any signal that Defense Department officials would send to Ukraine about a wavering in Defense Department officials commitment.... They are trying to negotiate a peace with Russia, and if they are seen as weak, and if they are seen to lack the backing of the United States for their Armed Forces, it makes it much more difficult for them to negotiate a peace on terms that are good for Ukraine.

  4. Henry James:

    The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

  5. Richard Ben-Veniste:

    There is nothing comparable to the kind of pressure and obligation that this kind of job puts on your shoulders, having been there before, gives him the confidence to know how to do it and how to do it right.

Images & Illustrations of obligation

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