What are some alternative words for obligatory?

Synonyms for obligatoryəˈblɪg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈɒb lɪ gə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligatory(adj)

    morally or legally constraining or binding

    "attendance is obligatory"; "an obligatory contribution"

    ex gratia, nonobligatory, unneeded, optional, unnecessary, nonmandatory, elective, facultative

  2. obligatory(adj)

    required by obligation or compulsion or convention

    "he made all the obligatory apologies"

    facultative, optional, unneeded, ex gratia, elective, nonobligatory, nonmandatory, unnecessary


  1. obligatory(adjective)


  2. obligatory(adjective)

    Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding: an obligatory promise.


  3. obligatory(adjective)

    Requiring a matter or obligation.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obligatory(a.)

    binding, coercive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

compulsory, mandatory, binding, non-compensatory

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