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Synonyms for obligatory
əˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligatory(adj)

    morally or legally constraining or binding

    "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

    Antonyms:
    ex gratia, nonobligatory, unneeded, optional, unnecessary, nonmandatory, elective, facultative

  2. obligatory(adj)

    required by obligation or compulsion or convention

    "he made all the obligatory apologies"

    Antonyms:
    facultative, optional, unneeded, ex gratia, elective, nonobligatory, nonmandatory, unnecessary

Wiktionary

  1. obligatory(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    optional

  2. obligatory(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    optional

  3. obligatory(adjective)

    Requiring a matter or obligation.

    Antonyms:
    optional

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obligatory(a.)

    Synonyms:
    binding, coercive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    compulsory, mandatory, binding, non-compensatory

How to use obligatory in a sentence?

  1. Cicero:

    There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.

  2. Abu Maryam:

    Indeed you have been ordered to fight the infidel wherever you find him – what are you waiting for?, know that jihad in this time is obligatory on all.

  3. Weichan Auka Mapu:

    In terms of resistance, we incorporate an armed element as an obligatory response to the systemic violence that the Chilean state has exercised against the Mapuche people.

  4. Lewis Lapham:

    Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.

  5. President Francois Hollande:

    We have proposed, with German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel, a permanent and obligatory mechanism. I believe that today what exists is no longer enough and there are countries ... who do not assume their moral obligations so we will need to go further.

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