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English adjective: due

1. due owed and payable immediately or on demand

SamplesPayment is due.

Similarcallable, cod, collect, collectable, collectible, delinquent, out-of-pocket, overdue, payable, receivable, repayable


2. due scheduled to arrive

SamplesThe train is due in 15 minutes.



3. due suitable to or expected in the circumstances

SamplesAll due respect.
Due cause to honor them.
A long due promotion.
In due course.
Due esteem.
Exercising due care.


4. due capable of being assigned or credited to

SamplesPunctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading.
The cancellation of the concert was due to the rain.
The oversight was not imputable to him.

Synonymsascribable, imputable, referable


Antonymsunascribable, unattributable

English noun: due

1. due (attribute) that which is deserved or owed

SamplesGive the devil his due.

Broader (hypernym)right

2. due (possession) a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)

SamplesThe society dropped him for non-payment of dues.

Broader (hypernym)fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs

English adverb: due

1. due directly or exactly; straight

SamplesWent due North.

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