Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk substantiv: duty

1. duty (om handling) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe must instill a sense of duty in our children.
Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)obligation, responsibility


Mindre spesifikke uttrykksocial control


Mere spesifikke uttrykkburden of proof, civic duty, civic responsibility, demand, filial duty, guardianship, imperative, incumbency, job, keeping, legal duty, line of duty, moral obligation, noblesse oblige, prerequisite, requirement, requirement, safekeeping, white man's burden

2. duty (om handling) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe duties of the job.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkwork


Mere spesifikke uttrykkassignment, chore, duty assignment, function, job, office, part, role, task

3. duty (om forhold) a government tax on imports or exports


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)tariff


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkindirect tax


Mere spesifikke uttrykkcountervailing duty, custom, customs, customs duty, export duty, import duty, impost, octroi, protective tariff, revenue tariff, tonnage, tonnage duty, tunnage









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