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office

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of office

  1. 1 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization the company's main office is in Atlanta Synonyms of office agency, arm, branch, bureau, department, desk, division, serviceWords Related to office subdepartment, subdivision

  2. 2 something one must do because of prior agreement one of the chief offices of a friend is to be there in someone's hour of need Synonyms of office burden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, obligation, responsibilityWords Related to office 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 of office grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

Synonym Discussion of office

function, office, duty, province mean the acts or operations expected of a person or thing. function implies a definite end or purpose or a particular kind of work.
    • the function of language is two-fold: to communicate emotion and to give information
    • —Aldous Huxley
office is typically applied to the function or service associated with a trade or profession or a special relationship to others.
    • they exercise the offices of the judge, the priest, the counsellor
    • —W. E. Gladstone
duty applies to a task or responsibility imposed by one's occupation, rank, status, or calling.
    • it is the judicial duty of the court, to examine the whole case
    • —R. B. Taney
province applies to a function, office, or duty that naturally or logically falls to one.
    • I felt it was not my province to inquire
    • —Anne Brontë

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