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mandatory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of mandatory

  1. forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law <the tests are mandatory for all students wishing to graduate> Synonyms compulsory, forced, imperative, incumbent, involuntary, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, peremptory, required Related Words all-important, essential, indispensable, needed, requisite; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent; demanded, enforced; coercive Near Antonyms chosen, discretionary; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, nonessential, unimportant Antonyms elective, optional, voluntary





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