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adjective as in obligatory

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noun as in officeholder

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A couple of years ago, Aurora's plan was to supply self-driving software and sensors to automaking incumbents.

“It’s incumbent on the Justice Department, if it wants to restore that confidence, to act quickly” to hold the most violent Capitol rioters accountable, he added.

In 2020, Republicans lost the majority but held their open seats, instead losing several incumbents.

“Given the reports and the seriousness that some of those reports brought to bear, I believe that it's incumbent upon us in the Legislature to review our taxing methods for harvested timber,” Witt said.

The United States, an important military ally, is said to be considering censuring the supposed victor, incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, over allegations of violence and election fraud.

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Twelve incumbent governors who publicly support Common Core easily won re-election.

When Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson opted not to run again, Love won by several thousand votes in the 2014 midterms.

Actually, Brown lost the Senate race to Democrat incumbent Jean Shaheen because Scott once posed nude for Cosmo.

The result was that the three-term incumbent pulled off a solid 10-point win.

The Democratic incumbent was doing fine with local issues until her opponent used the ISIS beheadings to turn the tide.

Then he got slowly upon his knees, and, gently removing the incumbent folds of canvas, looked out.

The observance is incumbent on an individual in a certain condition; but his heart is against it.

Doubtless he had felt it incumbent on himself to sing my praises, for he had always been blind to my faults.

His lordship said that it was incumbent upon the house to come to a decision upon the question.

Sire, the title of most Christian king is not a vain one; it makes an ardent zeal for religion incumbent on its possessor.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incumbent, such as: binding, necessary, compelling, and urgent.

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