HyperDic: obligatory

English > 2 senses of the word obligatory:
ADJECTIVEallobligatorymorally or legally constraining or binding
allobligatoryrequired by obligation or compulsion or convention
obligatory > pronunciation
Soundsahblih'gahtao.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > obligatory: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmorally or legally constraining or binding.
Examples
  • "attendance is obligatory"
  • "an obligatory contribution"
Narrowerboundenmorally obligatory
compulsory, mandatory, requiredrequired by rule
de rigueurrequired by etiquette or usage or fashion
imposedset forth authoritatively as obligatory
incumbent onmorally binding or necessary
indispensableunavoidable
prerequisiterequired as a prior condition or course of study
See alsonecessaryabsolutely essential
Oppositeoptionalpossible but not necessary
Spanishobligatorio
Catalanobligatori
Adverbsobligatorilyin a manner that cannot be evaded
obligatorilyin an obligatory manner
English > obligatory: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrequired by obligation or compulsion or convention.
Example"he made all the obligatory apologies"
Broadernecessaryabsolutely essential
Spanishobligatorio
Catalanobligatori

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