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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
obligation /,ɔbli'geiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • nghĩa vụ, bổn phận
    • ơn; sự mang ơn, sự biết ơn, sự hàm ơn
      • to be under an obligation: chịu ơn
      • to repay an obligation: trả ơn
    • (pháp lý) giao ước
Concise Dictionary
obligations‚ɑblɪ'geɪʃn /‚ɒb-
+the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
+the state of being obligated to do or pay something
+a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor
+a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 responsibility, duty, charge, burden, onus; accountability, liability, trust; demand, requirement, compulsion, Literary devoir:
It was Frank's obligation to get the children home safely. Civil servants have an obligation to serve the people. I could never fulfil all my obligations.
2 constraint, requirement, contract, promise, pledge, bond, agreement, covenant:
The company is under no obligation to replace a product because the customer dislikes its colour. I am under an obligation to her for introducing us
3 debt, liability:
Denby may be unable to meet all his obligations.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U, C, usually sing.] the state of being forced to do sth because it is your duty, or because of a law, etc: You are under no obligation to buy anything. + She did not feel under any obligation to tell him the truth. + I don't want people coming to see me out of a sense of obligation. + We have a moral obligation to protect the environment. + We will send you an estimate for the work without obligation (= you do not have to accept it).
2 [C] something which you must do because you have promised, because of a law, etc: to fulfil your legal / professional / financial obligations + They reminded him of his contractual obligations.
Collocation Dictionary


contractual, legal, statutory | moral, social | financial | family
I can't travel next month because of family obligations.
| professional | mutual


discharge, fulfil, meet
The builders failed to meet their contractual obligations.
| comply with, honour | have
We have a moral obligation to help.
| feel | owe | assume, incur, take on | impose


arise from sth
obligations arising from your contract of employment


under an ~
I am under no obligation to tell you my name.
| without ~
Our mortgage advice is given free and without obligation.
| ~ to
A lawyer owes an obligation of confidence to the client.

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