Duty

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Duty->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ duty
duty
what ought to be done
moral obligation
accountableness
liability
onus
responsibility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bounden duty
bounden duty
imperative duty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ call
call
call of duty
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ accountability
accountability
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ allegiance
allegiance
fealty
tie engagement
&c.(promise) 768
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ part
part
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ function
function
calling
&c.(business) 625
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ morality
morality
morals
decalogue
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ case of conscience
case of conscience
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ conscientiousness
conscientiousness
&c.(probity) 939
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ conscience
conscience
inward monitor
still small voice within
sense of duty
tender conscience
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ the hell within
the hell within
=>(P.L.)
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ dueness
dueness
&c. 924
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ propriety
propriety
fitness
seemliness
amenability
decorum
=></<gr/to prepon/gr >/>
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ the thing
the thing
the proper thing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ the right thing to do
the right thing to do
the proper thing to do
=>(Science of morals)
GRP: \\ N \\ Science of morals
Sgm: \\ N \\ Science of morals \\ ethics
ethics
ethology
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ deontology
deontology
aretology
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ moral philosophy
moral philosophy
ethical philosophy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ casuistry
casuistry
polity
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ observance
observance
fulfillment
discharge
performance
acquittal
satisfaction
redemption
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ good behavior
good behavior
PARAG:Duty->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be the duty of
be the duty of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be incumbent
be incumbent
&c.->Adj.
on
be responsible
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ behoove
behoove
become
befit
beseem
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ belong to
belong to
pertain to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fall to one's lot
fall to one's lot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ devolve on
devolve on
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie upon
lie upon
lie on one's head
lie at one's door
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rest with
rest with
rest on the shoulders of
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ take upon oneself
take upon oneself
&c.(promise) 768
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be bound to
be bound to
become bound to
be sponsor for
become sponsor for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ incur a responsibility
incur a responsibility
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ be under an obligation
be under an obligation
stand under an obligation
lie under an obligation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have to answer for
have to answer for
owe to it oneself
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ impose a duty
impose a duty
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ enjoin
enjoin
require
exact
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ bind
bind
bind over
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ saddle with
saddle with
prescribe
assign
call upon
look to
oblige
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ enter upon a duty
enter upon a duty
perform a duty
observe a duty
fulfill a duty
discharge a duty
adhere to a duty
acquit oneself of a duty
satisfy a duty
enter upon an obligation
perform an obligation
observe an obligation
fulfill an obligation
discharge an obligation
adhere to an obligation
acquit oneself of an obligation
satisfy an obligation
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ act one's part
act one's part
redeem one's pledge
do justice to
be at one's post
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ do duty
do duty
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ do one's duty
do one's duty
&c.(be virtuous) 944
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ be on one's good behavior
be on one's good behavior
mind one's P's and Q's
PARAG:Duty->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obligatory
obligatory
binding
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ imperative
imperative
peremptory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ stringent
stringent
&c.(severe) 739
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ behooving
behooving
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ incumbent on
incumbent on
chargeable on
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ under obligation
under obligation
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obliged by
obliged by
bound by
tied by
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ saddled with
saddled with
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ due to
due to
beholden to
bound to
indebted to
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ tied down
tied down
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ compromised
compromised
&c.(promised) 768
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in duty bound
in duty bound
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ amenable
amenable
liable
accountable
responsible
answerable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ right
right
meet
&c.(due) 924
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ moral
moral
ethical
casuistical
conscientious
ethological
PARAG:Duty->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a safe conscience
with a safe conscience
as in duty
bound
on one's own responsibility
at one's own risk
suo periculo
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in foro conscientiae
in foro conscientiae
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ quamdiu se bene gesserit
quamdiu se bene gesserit

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