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Synonyms for obligation
ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃənobli·ga·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. obligationnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    responsibility, accountableness, bond of duty

  2. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    engagement, contract, agreement, stipulation

  3. obligationnoun

    Synonyms:
    debt of gratitude

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  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. Chris Smith:

    A status quo U.S. policy is unsustainable if Beijing continues to insist that Hong Kong become like mainland China, the special privileges the U.S. grants to Hong Kong can only endure if Beijing fulfills its longstanding obligation under international law to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy, guarantee human rights and allow free and fair elections in 2017 and beyond.

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    I find it somewhat troubling that even before the President named Judge Kavanaugh that there were those who were roundly condemning the nominee without knowing who the nominee is, i think that there is a process -- that process needs to be fair, it needs to be open. We all, every member of the United States Senate has an equal obligation to thoroughly vet this nominee. And we will come down on one side or the other but in due deference to the nominee and in due deference to the president's prerogative to name a nominee. We have an obligation to thoroughly work through this advice and consent process.

  3. Steve King:

    We do not have a moral obligation to bring people out of the shadows, they came here to live in the shadows, that's their choice. So this idea that we've identified people that are living in the shadows and say 'We're going to come find you and bring you out of the shadows -- we're not called to do that.

  4. Lori Lightfoot:

    We are not going to rob parents of their right and their obligation to tell us if they want testing or not on their children. It's not going to happen. It's morally wrong.

  5. Zoltan Havasi:

    It is not only good to give, but it's our obligation. It simply gives a positive experience when we can help someone.


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