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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 say obligation in sign language?

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How to use obligation in a sentence?

  1. Jesse Gabriel:

    I think it is the most basic and fundamental obligation of government, to protect its citizens, and after what we saw in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life and after what we saw in New Zealand, we looked at that $500,000 and said, This is insufficient.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there’s still time to avert them.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    I think we have an obligation to the American people to do our job regardless of who is related to who at a company, and I have never seen Senator Manchin intervene himself in any of these cases involving this company. I’ve never seen that happen. I know him very well.

  4. Christopher Chase:

    I am proud of the response and professionalism of all on board as we fulfill our obligation to contribute to the safety of life at sea wherever we are in the world.

  5. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross:

    They did a service that they were called to do, and if you think about it logically, that if a business calls and they say that someone is here that I no longer wish to be in my business,( officers) now have a legal obligation to carry out their duties. And they did just that.


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