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  • nounresponsibility, assignment
  • nountax on foreign goods
  • nounmoral obligation

synonyms for duty

  • burden
  • business
  • charge
  • chore
  • commission
  • commitment
  • contract
  • function
  • job
  • need
  • obligation
  • office
  • role
  • service
  • task
  • work
  • calling
  • committal
  • devoir
  • dues
  • engagement
  • hook
  • load
  • millstone
  • mission
  • must
  • occupation
  • onus
  • pains
  • part
  • province
  • station
  • string
  • trouble
  • trust
  • undertaking
  • weight
  • minding the store
  • ought
  • taking care of business
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antonyms for duty

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  • entertainment
  • fun
  • pastime
  • unemployment
  • advantage
  • aid
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • help
  • hobby
  • surrender
  • disregard
  • faithlessness
  • inconstancy
  • irresponsibility
  • treachery
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How to use duty in a sentence

With more than 30 million people in the United States at least partially vaccinated against covid-19, you may wonder whether the shot has done its duty, arming your immune system to fight off infection.
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GET A COVID ANTIBODY TEST AFTER YOUR VACCINELINDSEY BEVERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On the first Tuesday in December, the texts to Teen Line stacked up faster than the six volunteers on duty could answer them.
THE LONELINESS OF AN INTERRUPTED ADOLESCENCEELLEN MCCARTHYFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Extra duty provisions were tagged whenever the contract acknowledged the existence of such an arrangement.
HOW WE FOUND PRICEY PROVISIONS IN NEW JERSEY POLICE CONTRACTSBY AGNES CHANG, JEFF KAO AND AGNEL PHILIP, PROPUBLICA, AND ANDREW FORD, ASBURY PARK PRESSFEBRUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
The former chief, Philip Zacche, pleaded guilty to taking money for extra duty work he didn’t do.
HOW THE POLICE BANK MILLIONS THROUGH THEIR UNION CONTRACTSBY ANDREW FORD, ASBURY PARK PRESS, AND AGNES CHANG, JEFF KAO AND AGNEL PHILIP, PROPUBLICAFEBRUARY 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
The story you tell is of deferring to others, out of an unspoken sense of duty — that this is how marriage or family work so you’re going to do your part.
CAROLYN HAX: LEFT BEHIND AT THE HOLIDAYS? START SETTING YOUR LIFE’S ITINERARY.CAROLYN HAXFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Union representatives said most who tested positive were among the 1,400 sworn personnel on duty that day.
D.C. OFFICIALS KNOCK ON DOORS TO REACH SENIORS AMID PUSH FOR VACCINE EQUITYJULIE ZAUZMER, HANNAH NATANSON, REBECCA TANFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The “sommanager,” a position that combines beverage and overall management duties, is likely to be more common in post-covid restaurants.
SOMMELIERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO PIVOT IN THE PANDEMIC, AND THEIR FUTURES REMAIN UNCERTAINDAVE MCINTYREFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Facing a Senate panel on which half of the members are GOP senators wary of the EPA’s authority and its reach into much of American life, Regan appealed to a collective sense of duty.
HOUSE TO VOTE ON REMOVING GOP’S MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE FROM HER COMMITTEESFELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNER, COLBY ITKOWITZFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If a single protein can do double duty, it spares the cell from transcribing, translating and maintaining more than one gene.
SOME PROTEINS CHANGE THEIR FOLDS TO PERFORM DIFFERENT JOBSVIVIANE CALLIERFEBRUARY 3, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
Yet some observers have suggested that Israel no longer has a duty toward Palestinian health, citing articles in the Oslo Accords that hold that responsibility for health would be transferred to the Palestinians.
ISRAEL LEADS THE WORLD IN VACCINATION RATES, BUT A KEY GROUP IS MISSING FROM THE DATABY YARA M. ASI/THE CONVERSATIONFEBRUARY 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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