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Synonyms for optional
ˈɒp ʃə nlop·tion·al

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. optionaladjective

    compulsory, mandatory, obligatory

  2. optionaladjective

    On that beach clothing is entirely optional.

    mandatory, compulsory, obligatory

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. optionaladjective

    possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

    bounden, indispensable, prerequisite, mandatory, compulsory, incumbent on(p), required, imposed, obligatory, de rigueur

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. optionaladjective

    discretional, elective

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. optionaladjective

    discretional, elective

    compulsory, coercive, obligatory

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  1. Richard Burr:

    Court orders are not optional, and Apple should comply.

  2. Communications Benny Smith:

    The sessions referenced were created to provide support to our diverse RA community. Specifically, the BIPOC support group was created at the request of students, all our support sessions are completely optional and open to all RAs, regardless of race or ethnicity, to discuss different perspectives and experiences. All the support sessions are organized with the assistance of staff from WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department.

  3. De Blasio:

    Starting today, were going to do something new in New York City, we will have checkpoints at key entry points to the city. Travelers coming in from those states will be given information about the quarantine. They will be reminded it is required, not optional. They will be reminded that failure to quarantine is a violation of state law, and it comes with serious penalties. ... Fines can be as high as $10,000.

  4. Thierry Breton:

    I do not know any optional voluntary tax... On the big digital players, this is obviously not an option, if it cannot be reached, we would take up the issue at the level of the Commission.

  5. Kevin Hand:

    To do justice to both units in the time allotted, the team came up with the Martian version of an old auto club-style map, we have our route planned, complete with optional turnoffs and labeled areas of interest and potential obstructions in our path.

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