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ought



Pronunciation: (ôt), [key]auxiliary verb.
1. (used to express duty or moral obligation): Every citizen ought to help.
2. (used to express justice, moral rightness, or the like): He ought to be punished. You ought to be ashamed.
3. (used to express propriety, appropriateness, etc.): You ought to be home early. We ought to bring her some flowers.
4. (used to express probability or natural consequence): That ought to be our train now.

n.
duty or obligation.

ought



Pronunciation: (ôt), [key]
n., adv.
aught1.

ought



Pronunciation: (ôt), [key]
n.
aught2.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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