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1. obligation

noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr.

Synonyms

  • line of duty
  • safekeeping
  • demand
  • guardianship
  • prerequisite
  • burden of proof
  • keeping
  • requirement
  • legal duty
  • moral obligation
  • white man's burden
  • social control
  • responsibility
  • incumbency
  • civic duty
  • noblesse oblige
  • duty
  • filial duty
  • imperative
  • civic responsibility

Antonyms

  • divest
  • fire
  • obviate
  • supply

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Rhymes with Obligation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce obligation?

Pronounce obligation as ˌɑbləˈgeɪʃən.

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Sentences with obligation


1. Noun, singular or mass
A tenant has a duty and obligation not to damage the property.

Quotes about obligation


1. Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell

2. In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
- Simone de Beauvoir

3. A Man Said to the UniverseA man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!”“However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.
- Stephen Crane, War Is Kind and Other Poems

2. obligation

noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] the state of being obligated to do or pay something.

Synonyms

  • state
  • financial obligation
  • indebtedness

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • undependableness
  • unreliability
  • irresponsible

3. obligation

noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a written promise to repay a debt.

Synonyms

  • note
  • debt instrument
  • floater
  • note of hand
  • cash equivalent
  • bond
  • bond certificate
  • certificate of deposit
  • CD
  • document
  • certificate of indebtedness

Antonyms

  • demobilization
  • denationalization
  • mobilization
  • nationalization

4. obligation

noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor.

Synonyms

  • indebtedness
  • personal relation

Antonyms

  • irresponsibility
  • untrustiness
  • responsible

5. obligation

noun. ['ˌɑːbləˈgeɪʃən'] a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply.

Synonyms

  • debt

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
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