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obligation

ob·li·ga·tion

obligation

 
 
pronunciation:
a blih geI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of binding oneself legally or morally to do or to refrain from doing something; contract.
synonyms:
agreement, commitment, contract
similar words:
bond, compact, covenant, debt, deed, oath, pact, pledge, promise
definition 2: the condition of being so bound; duty.
synonyms:
commitment, duty, indebtedness
similar words:
charge, liability, responsibility, trust
definition 3: that which one is bound to do or to refrain from doing.
synonyms:
charge, duty, responsibility
similar words:
burden, care, debt, liabilities, need, office, onus, part
definition 4: a favor or service for which one owes gratitude.
synonyms:
debt
similar words:
courtesy, favor, help
definition 5: the gratitude owed by one who has received a favor or service.
synonyms:
gratefulness, gratitude
similar words:
debt, due
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