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obligation

US [ˌɑblɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [ˌɒblɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.义务;责任;职责;(已承诺的或法律等规定的)义务
  • Web债务;恩惠;契约
Plural Form:obligations  
obligation
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n.
1.
[u]
~ (to do sth)
义务;职责;责任the state of being forced to do sth because it is your duty, or because of a law, etc.
You are under no obligation to buy anything.
你不必非买什么东西不可。
She did not feel under any obligation to tell him the truth.
她觉得没有义务告诉他实情。
I don't want people coming to see me out of a sense of obligation .
我不想让别人迫于无奈来看我。
We will send you an estimate for the work without obligation(= you do not have to accept it) .
我们将寄上工程估算,仅供参考。
2.
[c]
(已承诺的或法律等规定的)义务,责任something which you must do because you have promised, because of a law, etc.
to fulfil your legal/professional/financial obligations
履行法律╱职业╱财务责任
They reminded him of his contractual obligations.
他们提醒他注意合同规定的义务。
We have a moral obligation to protect the environment.
我们有道义责任保护环境。

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