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adjective due pronunciation in American English /du/
  1. 1
    [never before noun] if something is due to happen, it is expected to happen or should happen
    due to do something:

    The case is due to go to court next month.

    due on/in/at:

    A new version of the software is due in the next couple of weeks.

    due for:

    The prisoners are not due for release until next year.

    I’m due for a raise.

  2. 2
    [never before noun] if money is due, it is time for it to be paid

    The rent is due on the first day of each month.

    You must repay the loan, and any interest that is due on it.

    due to:

    $10,000 is due to her under clause 5.1 of her contract.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] according to the usual standards or rules

    A driver has to have due regard for the safety of other road users.

    The committee reached its decision after giving due consideration to the views of the public.

  4. 4
    [not usually before noun] if something is due to someone, they should receive it

    I have been given a lot of support by my colleagues, for which thanks are due.

    due to:

    Some credit is due to the government for this improvement.



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