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Meaning of "mandatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MANDATORY

mandatory  [ˈmændətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MANDATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mandatory can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MANDATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mandate

Mandate can refer to: ▪ Mandate, an official or authoritative command; an order or injunction ▪ Mandate, an obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body ▪ Mandate, the power granted by an electorate ▪ Mandate, to some Christians, an order from God ▪ Mandate, a trade union in Ireland ▪ HMS Mandate, various ships of Britain's navy ▪ Mandate, a brash-brush typeface designed by R. Hunter Middleton...

Definition of mandatory in the English dictionary

The first definition of mandatory in the dictionary is having the nature or powers of a mandate. Other definition of mandatory is obligatory; compulsory. Mandatory is also having received a mandate over some territory.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MANDATORY


amendatory
əˈmɛndətərɪ
commendatory
kəˈmendətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
emendatory
ɪˈmendətərɪ
fecundatory
fɪˈkʌndətərɪ
feudatory
ˈfjuːdətərɪ
gradatory
ˈɡreɪdətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
laudatory
ˈlɔːdətərɪ
mandatary
ˈmændətərɪ
predatory
ˈprɛdətərɪ
recommendatory
ˌrɛkəˈmɛndətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
retardatory
rɪˈtɑːdətərɪ
subfeudatory
ˌsʌbˈfjuːdətərɪ
subinfeudatory
ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ
sudatory
ˈsjuːdətərɪ
transudatory
trænˈsjuːdətərɪ
trepidatory
trəˈpɪdətərɪ
validatory
ˈvælɪdətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MANDATORY

mandala
Mandalay
mandalic
mandamus
mandarin
Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin collar
mandarin duck
mandarin orange
mandarinate
mandarinic
mandarinism
mandatary
mandate
mandated territory
mandator
mandatories
mandatorily

WORDS THAT END LIKE MANDATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
oscillatory
participatory
preparatory
purgatory
regulatory
research laboratory

Synonyms and antonyms of mandatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MANDATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mandatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mandatory

Translation of «mandatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MANDATORY

Find out the translation of mandatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mandatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mandatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

法定的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obligatorio
570 millions of speakers

English

mandatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनिवार्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلزامية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обязательно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obrigatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কার্যভার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obligatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wajib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

obligatorisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

義務的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의무적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wajib
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt buộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டாய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनिवार्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zorunlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obbligatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obowiązkowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обов´язково
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

obligatoriu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποχρεωτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verpligte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

obligatoriskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

obligatorisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mandatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MANDATORY»

The term «mandatory» is very widely used and occupies the 9.411 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MANDATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mandatory

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10 QUOTES WITH «MANDATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mandatory.
1
Dale Archer
Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first.
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Dale Archer
We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids.
3
Jeff Cooper
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
4
Chili Davis
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
5
W. Edwards Deming
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
6
Ezekiel Emanuel
Anyone who lives in Washington and has an official position viscerally understands the cost of a lack of privacy. Every dinner - especially ones with a journalist in attendance - is preceded by the mandatory, 'This is off the record.' But everyone also knows, nothing is really 'off the record.'
7
Laurence D. Fink
Social Security is an insurance policy. It's a terrible investment vehicle. Social Security has some great benefits. But it was never meant to be a savings plan. So we need to have a national debate. Should this 12.5 percent that we're contributing all go into a Social Security pool, or should half go into a mandatory savings plan?
8
Tulsi Gabbard
I volunteered to deploy to Iraq. I was one of the few soldiers who were not on the mandatory deployment roster - close to 3,000 Hawaii soldiers were.
9
Robert M. Gates
I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.
10
Harold H. Greene
Mandatory sentencing guidelines have become as complicated and detailed as the IRS code!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MANDATORY»

Discover the use of mandatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mandatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mandatory Military Service
Highlights the arguments for and against the use of the draft.
Paul Ruschmann, 2009
2
Statutory and Mandatory Training in Health and Social Care: ...
Statutory and Mandatory Training in Health and Social Care will be useful to everyone involved in training with responsibilities at strategic and operational level, and particularly to chief executives, directors and senior managers, human ...
Wendy Garcarz, Emma Wilcock, 2005
3
Governing Mandatory Health Insurance: Learning from Experience
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
William D. Savedoff, Pablo Enrique Gottret, 2008
4
Thwarting Consumer Choice: The Case against Mandatory ...
Are consumers entitled to full disclosure about what is in their food? Many countries, including key U.S. trading partners in Europe and Asia, have adopted mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified crops such as corn and soybeans.
Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, Thomas P. Redick, 2010
5
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines
FEMA 186/September 1999/Includes index.
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1999
6
Ending Mandatory Retirement for Tenured Faculty: The ...
This book offers guidance not only for dealing with the elimination of mandatory retirement in higher education but also for current retirement-related issues facing all colleges and universities.
P. Brett Hammond, Harriet P. Morgan, Committee on Mandatory Retirement in Higher Education, 1991
7
How to Become an Intellectual: 100 Mandatory Maxims to ...
Inside How to Become an Intellectual, you will find the prodigious truths every self-respecting learned person lives by.
Nick Kolakowski, 2012
8
Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences: Throwing Away the Key Or ...
Do mandatory minimum sentences decrease the nation's drug consumption?
Jonathan Paul Caulkins, 1997
9
Pension Systems: Beyond Mandatory Retirement
I recommend this book to all who are interested in European pension systems and ageing-of-the-population problems. The presentation is in a rather accessible non-technical style, so policy and opinion makers should also take notice.
Elsa Fornero, Paolo Sestito, 2005
10
Time's Up!: Mandatory Retirement in Canada
Mandatory retirement has become a major social and political issue in Canada. In this book expert authors explore the key themes that lie at the heart of the debate on this subject.
C.T. (Terry) Gillin, David MacGregor, Thomas R. Klassen, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MANDATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mandatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Microsoft Windows 10 Updates Will Be Mandatory For 10 Years …
This means that Microsoft will automatically download and install mandatory software updates for Windows 10. And Microsoft recently posted ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Northern Territory mandatory alcohol rehabilitation scheme to be …
The Northern Territory's policy of mandatory rehabilitation for problem drinkers will go under review, the health minister confirmed on Tuesday, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Rauner OKs Ending Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles « CBS …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to end mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
4
A San Diego Perspective On Reforming Mandatory Minimum Drug …
Congress is considering a new bill called the SAFE Justice Act that would, among other things, reform mandatory minimum sentencing for ... «KPBS, Jul 15»
5
Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers' clip-on helmet guard expected to be …
Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers' clip-on helmet guard expected to be mandatory by new season. Date: July 21, 2015 - 6:45PM. 53 reading now; (29); Be the first to ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
6
Kuwait: New Counterterror Law Sets Mandatory DNA Testing …
The mandatory DNA collection law will require all Kuwaiti citizens, foreign residents, and temporary visitors to submit DNA samples to a ... «Human Rights Watch, Jul 15»
7
Uniforms mandatory at Southwest DeKalb High | www.ajc.com
Following the trend of many schools, Southwest DeKalb High School will require students to wear uniforms with the school logo when school ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
8
Mandatory Nap Time | WSAV-TV
Well, if I lived in Spain, they would be mandatory. Joan Faus Vitoria, mayor of Ador in Valencia, has brought in official siestas (an afternoon rest ... «WSAV-TV, Jul 15»
9
Govt moves SC; wants Aadhar to be mandatory - Moneycontrol.com
Govt moves SC; wants Aadhar to be mandatory. The government has told the Supreme Court that the bar on Aadhar is hurting Direct Benefit ... «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
10
New bills would make breathalyzers mandatory, lower allowable BAC
A recent tragedy caused by a drunk driver has a Brooklyn assemblyman calling attention to his bill that would require a breathalyzer in every ... «Legislative Gazette, Jul 15»

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