Ceremony synonyms

sĕr'ə-mō'nē
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An instance or example of solemn behavior; a rite or ceremony performed with reverence.
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A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
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A number of things happening in sequence (in space or in time).
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The definition of a rite is a ceremony or formal act to observe a religious, custom or other procedure.
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An established form, rule, or custom, especially one followed merely for the sake of procedure or decorum.
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An expression of approval; praise.
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(Logic) Reasoning from particular facts or individual cases to a general conclusion; also, a conclusion reached by such reasoning
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(Anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.
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A commonly held system.
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A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
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The act or an instance of celebrating
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(Archaic) Observant of forms; ceremonious.
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Characterized by conventional usages or formality; very polite
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Conventional is defined as someone or something widely accepted, or something related to a convention.
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Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance:
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Very exact; scrupulous
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Of or relating to habitual behavior.
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Solemn means someone or something serious, sincere or impressive.
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The definition of a cavalcade is a line of riders or carriages moving together, or a series of events.
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Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
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The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.
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Dedication is defined as the state of being committed to someone, a ceremony for the beginning of something such as the birth of a child, or something written, said or expressed in honor or memory of someone.
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A show or spectacle.
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Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
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Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies:
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The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
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The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
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An adornment or cover.
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The state of being married. [from 14th c.]
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A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
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Showy display, as of wealth or knowledge; pretentiousness
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Empty pomp or display; mere show
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Ceremonial attire with all accessories:
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A public walk; a promenade; now used in street names.
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Vain or ostentatious display:
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An event, achievement, etc. in a person's life regarded as having great significance
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The definition of a show is a demonstration, display, or performance.
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The definition of a sign is anything that shows a meaning, a mark used as an abbreviation or shortening of something, or a publicly displayed board.
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(Anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
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A formal or ceremonial removal of a covering from a new statue, tombstone, etc.
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The definition of a wedding is a ceremony in which two people get married.
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(Intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
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(US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
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An informal act.
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a formal event performed on a special occasion
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The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
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(Rare) An extraordinary happening, thought to presage good or evil fortune
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The serving of food or the manner in which it is served:
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A social convention carried on by tradition and enforced by social disapproval of any violation
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A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
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The definition of a sacrament is a religious ceremony recognized by the Christian church, or a rite of passage that infers some blessing or grace on people who receive it.
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A formal act
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(Sciences) The original notes of observations made during an experiment; also, the precise method for carrying out or reproducing a given experiment. [from 19th c.]
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The forms, manners, and ceremonies established by convention as acceptable or required in social relations, in a profession, or in official life
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Politeness is defined as behaving in a socially acceptable way with proper manners and etiquette.
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The appropriateness of an element of an artistic or literary work, such as style or tone, to its particular circumstance or to the composition as a whole.
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(Obs.) Private property
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The condition of being precise; precision
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(Uncountable) The state or quality of being strict.
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An elegant or refined feature; an amenity:
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Strict adherence to a given form of conduct, practice etc.
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The state of being ceremonious
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A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom:
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A conventional act, idea, or practice.
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A usual, habitual, or accepted practice:
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A long-established, authoritative custom
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Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect.
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A ridiculous or ostentatious ceremony, especially of a religious nature
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A service or beneficial act done for another:
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The act or state of being punctilious; strict attention to detail.
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A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose
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(Uncountable) Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence.
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(Business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed and consists of an action or work.
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Synonym Study

  • Formality suggests a conventional, often meaningless, act or custom, usually one associated with social activity the formalities of polite conversation
  • Ritual refers to rites or ceremonies collectively, esp. to the rites of a particular religion the ritual of voodooism, and in extended use is applied to a regularly repeated act or series of acts performed in a set, ceremonial manner bedtime rituals
  • Rite refers to the prescribed form for a religious ceremony or procedure burial rites
  • Ceremony refers to a formal, usually solemn, act established as proper to some religious or state occasion the ceremony of launching a ship
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