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{adj: bounden} morally obligatory
"my bounden duty"

{adj: imposed} set forth authoritatively as obligatory
"the imposed taxation"
"rules imposed by society"

{adj: obligatory} morally or legally constraining or binding
"attendance is obligatory"
"an obligatory contribution"
<-> optional

{adj: obligatory} required by obligation or compulsion or convention
"he made all the obligatory apologies"

{adj: optional} possible but not necessary; left to personal choice
<-> obligatory

{adv: obligatorily} in an obligatory manner
"this rule applies obligatorily"
<-> optionally

{v: ask, require, expect} consider obligatory ; request and expect
"We require our secretary to be on time"
"Aren't we asking too much of these children?"
"I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"


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