Synonyms of obligation in English:

obligation


See definition of obligation

noun

1‘I have an obligation to look after her’

SYNONYMS

duty, commitment, responsibility, moral imperative

function, task, job, chore, assignment, commission, business, burden, charge, onus, liability, accountability, requirement, debt, engagement

dated office

archaic devoir

literary trust

2‘she took him in solely out of a sense of obligation’

SYNONYMS

duty, compulsion, indebtedness, duress, necessity, pressure, constraint

3‘the company's export obligations’

SYNONYMS

contract, agreement, deed, covenant, bond, treaty, deal, pact, compact, understanding, transaction


Phrases

    under an obligation

      ‘she didn't want to be under an obligation to him’

      SYNONYMS

      owing someone a favour, obliged, beholden, in someone's debt, indebted, obligated, owing someone a debt of gratitude, duty-bound, honour-bound, grateful, owing someone thanks