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Synonyms for contract

Synonyms for contract

a legally binding arrangement between parties

an agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange

to enter into a formal agreement

to assume an obligation

to become affected with a disease

to reduce in size, as by drawing together

Synonyms for contract

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

Related Words

enter into a contractual arrangement

engage by written agreement

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness


become smaller or draw together

make smaller

compress or concentrate

make or become more narrow or restricted


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Taken together, it is clear that the joint report is a summary of the negotiations toward the legally binding withdrawal agreement, rather than any sort of legally binding text of its own.
After receiving billions of pesos in grants and assistance from China, can President Duterte afford to antagonize it by insisting on a legally binding agreement?
If China moves, it will put pressure on India, which is strongly opposing any legally binding commitments for itself under its new environment minister.
The commissioner said, however, that it was a positive thing that "there is a general recognition that a legally binding agreement would be the best way to reach the target and limit global warming to 2[degrees]C".
A new, legally binding global climate treaty was unlikely to be agreed upon at this year's UN climate change summit in South Africa, dpa quoted officials from the EU and United States as saying Wednesday.
After the divorce case of wealthy heiress Katrin Radmacher last October, which saw the Supreme Court back the enforceability of prenuptial agreements, the Law Commission has announced it is carrying out a consultation, with the possibility of making pre-nups legally binding.
Justin Creed, partner in the family law team at Leamington-based Wright Hassall, believes the Supreme Court ruling in the high-profile Radmacher v Granatino case means Parliament would still need to enact legislation for prenups to become legally binding as part of UK law.
The UK will fail to meet legally binding targets to cut emissions over the next decade without a step-change in making electricity, homes, transport and agriculture greener, it has been warned.
In the energy field, the importance of having a legally binding agreement that incorporates a legally binding dispute resolution mechanism has become increasingly apparent in recent years given the lack of independence of the courts in Russia.
THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed to combine their efforts in drafting by 2013 legally binding controls on the use of mercury in their territories.
But the agreement, described as an "accord", will not be legally binding after countries including China objected.
We are not in favor of the view that Copenhagen will negotiate a legally binding document to replace the Kyoto Protocol,'' Liu Zhenmin, China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters at a press conference.
On Wednesday, a tiny island nation in the Pacific -- Tuvalu -- caused a stir by getting the proceedings suspended over its demand for a legally binding treaty tougher than the Kyoto Protocol.
Ramesh had earlier said India would reject legally binding targets of any kind and would demand greater cuts from the West.
EURO MP Fiona Hall has called for a code of conduct on the arms trade to become legally binding.