Need another word that means the same as “compulsory”? Find 8 synonyms and 30 related words for “compulsory” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Compulsory” are: mandatory, required, obligatory, requisite, necessary, essential, statutory, prescribed
Compulsory as an Adjective
Definitions of "Compulsory" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “compulsory” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Required by law or a rule; obligatory.
- Involving or exercising compulsion; coercive.
- Required by rule.
Synonyms of "Compulsory" as an adjective (8 Words)
|essential||Defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established.|
It is essential to keep up to date records.
|mandatory||Required by law or mandate; compulsory.|
He did not want the guidelines to be mandatory.
|necessary||Unavoidably determined by prior circumstances.|
A necessary consequence.
|obligatory||Required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.|
It was a quiet little street with the obligatory pub at the end.
|prescribed||Formally laid down or imposed.|
In prescribed order.
|required||Required by rule.|
Eight editions were published each required reading for trainees.
|requisite||Made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.|
The application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid.
|statutory||Prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute.|
A statutory age limit.
Usage Examples of "Compulsory" as an adjective
- It was compulsory to attend mass.
- In most schools physical education is compulsory.
- The abuse of compulsory powers.
- Compulsory military service.
Associations of "Compulsory" (30 Words)
|abduction||The movement of a limb or other part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.|
They organized the abduction of Mr Cordes on his way to the airport.
|blackmail||Money demanded by a person or group engaged in blackmail.|
He had blackmailed her into sailing with him.
|coercion||Using force to cause something to occur.|
They didn t have to use coercion.
|compel||Force or oblige (someone) to do something.|
The water shortage compels conservation.
|compelling||Evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.|
A compelling film.
|compulsion||The action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint.|
Her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly.
|confinement||The state of being confined.|
The pros and cons of home versus hospital confinement.
|conscription||Compulsory military service.|
Conscription was extended to married men.
|constrain||Confine forcibly; imprison.|
The walls are high the gates are strong but true love never yet was thus constrained.
|demand||The act of demanding.|
The police demanded that he give them the names.
|disarmament||The reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.|
The disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete.
|dispossess||Deprive (someone) of land, property, or other possessions.|
A champion of the poor and the dispossessed.
|duress||Threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement.|
Confessions extracted under duress.
|duty||(of a person) engaged in their regular work.|
Juliet reported for duty.
|enforced||Caused by necessity or force; compulsory.|
|flatly||In an unqualified manner.|
I applied the paint flatly.
|force||Move with force.|
They forced a way through the crowd.
|forced||Forced or compelled.|
A forced smile.
|forcible||Done by force.|
|impel||Drive forward; propel.|
A lack of equality impelled the oppressed to fight.
|mandatory||Required by rule.|
Attendance is mandatory.
|must||Grape juice before or during fermentation.|
You must be tired.
|obligate||Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.|
An obligate intracellular parasite.
|obligatory||Morally or legally constraining or binding.|
A sovereign whose laws are obligatory.
|oblige||Make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.|
If you can give me a few minutes of your time I ll be much obliged.
|perfunctory||As a formality only.|
He gave a perfunctory nod.
|required||Required by rule.|
The corset the garment that ensured the required female shape.
|schooling||Education received at school.|
His parents paid for his schooling.
|sequestrate||Keep away from others.|
Two more poll tax rebels were sequestrated.
|unconditionally||In an unqualified manner.|
To be loved unconditionally is to be loved for who we are.