ought

237 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ˈɔːt], [ˈɔːt], [ˈɔː_t]
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Synonyms for Ought:

ought (noun)

had better, must, need, should.

Other synonyms and related words:

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Rhymes for Ought:

  1. aught, fraught, taut, fought, snot, taught, brought, naught, wrought, sought, thought;
  2. distraught, begot;
  3. overwrought;

Quotes for Ought:

  1. If the press really thinks Obama is Lincoln, they ought to treat him like they treated Bush, 'cause that's how they treated Lincoln. His critics compared Lincoln to an ape; they called him an illiterate baboon. Ann Coulter.
  2. In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. Geoffrey Fisher.
  3. True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. St. Jerome.