Synonyms and Antonyms of duty

  1. 1 a charge usually of money collected by the government from people or businesses for public use <the shop at the airport charges no duty on tourist memorabilia> Synonyms assessment, tax, imposition, impost, levyRelated Words direct tax, personal tax; capitation, custom(s), excise, hidden tax, income tax, poll tax, property tax, sales tax, single tax, sin tax, tariff, toll, tribute, value-added tax, withholding tax; supertax, surcharge, surtax; death tax, estate tax, inheritance tax; flat tax, proportional tax

  2. 2 a piece of work that needs to be done regularly <the regular duties of a lifeguard> Synonyms assignment, chore, job, taskRelated Words chare (or char); endeavor, enterprise, project, stint, undertaking; care, charge, commission, responsibility; function, mission, office, operation, post; errand; circuit, round, route

  3. 3 something one must do because of prior agreement <I must obey the call of duty and serve my country> Synonyms burden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], obligation, imperative, incumbency, need, office, responsibilityRelated Words oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

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