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