Synonyms of duty in English:

duty


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noun

1‘she was free of any binding love or duty’

SYNONYMS

responsibility, obligation, commitment, obedience, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, respect, deference, reverence, homage

historical fealty

2‘it was his duty to attend the king’

SYNONYMS

job, task, chore, assignment, commission, mission, function, charge, part, place, role, concern, requirement, responsibility, obligation

work, burden, onus

British informal pigeon

dated office

3‘the duty was raised on alcohol and tobacco’

SYNONYMS

tax, levy, tariff, excise, toll, fee, imposition, impost, exaction, tithe, payment, rate

customs, dues

rare mulct


Phrases

    off duty

      ‘he helped at the hospital even when he was off duty’

      SYNONYMS

      not working, at leisure, on holiday, on leave, off, off work, free

    on duty

      ‘the night security man was on duty’

      SYNONYMS

      working, at work, busy, occupied, engaged

      on call, on standby

      informal

      on the job, tied up