- attributable to; ascribable to: The delay was due to heavy traffic.
- because of; owing to: All planes are grounded due to fog.
- to give what justice demands; treat fairly: Even though he had once cheated me, I tried to give him his due.
- to credit a disliked or dishonorable person for something that is likable, honorable, or the like.
Origin of due
Related formsdue·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for dues
And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility… He made a mistake, and he's paid his dues.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also says dues go toward paying a more than $15 million federal racketeering settlement.
“I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues,” she once noted.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades|Jordan Salcito|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You pay your dues, you get to use the name, the symbol, and the force that comes with it—you make money.
Perhaps these workers did not want their dues siphoned off for political activity.Justice Thomas Is Right About America’s Obsession With Race|Ron Christie|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only did its membership show great increase, but money from dues now filled the treasury to overflowing.The Railroad Builders|John Moody
A full General landing to inspect overseas is entitled to a salute of 17 guns—well, I got my dues.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
“If you are the Queen of Heaven, make them render me my dues,” said Matelinn audaciously.Breton Legends|Anonymous
Bills are sent quarterly unless a library asks that it be billed monthly or semi-annually, or annually as part of the dues.
A fruitseller who resisted payment of dues to the Camorrist would find his custom disappear.Naples Past and Present|Arthur H. Norway
British Dictionary definitions for dues (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for dues (2 of 2)
Word Origin for due
Idioms and Phrases with dues
In addition to the idiom beginning with due
- due to
- give credit (where it's due)
- give someone his or her due
- give the devil his due
- in due course
- pay one's dues
- with all due respect