Ceremony synonyms

sĕr'ə-mō'nē
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(Law) The formality needed to validate an act, contract, etc.
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A set form or system of rites, religious or otherwise
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Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
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The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
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A prescribed form or particular system of ceremonial procedure, religious or otherwise; ritual
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An operational instruction for programming an electronic device, as a digital watch, computer, etc.; also, an operation performed by such a device as a result of such an instruction
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A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated:
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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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Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
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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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Showing or behaving with dignified restraint or earnestness:
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Any procession
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The act of commemorating
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The ceremonies at which degrees or diplomas are conferred at a school or college
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A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose. A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.
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A demonstration or manifestation:
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Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
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The ceremony connected with this; commencement
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The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
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The act or process of initiating something.
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An adornment or cover.
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The act of marrying; wedding
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A favorable time or juncture; opportunity
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(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
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An elaborate drama, often staged outdoors, celebrating a historical event or presenting the history of a community
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A self-important, pompous official
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(By extension) a collection or display of weaponry
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A line or extended group of moving persons or things:
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Dignified or magnificent display; splendor:
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(Rare) An extraordinary happening, thought to presage good or evil fortune
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A ritual or ceremony signifying an event in a person's life indicative of a transition from one stage to another, as from adolescence to adulthood.
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A public display or exhibition centered around a particular activity or industry
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The supreme public power within a sovereign political entity:
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A formal or ceremonial removal of a covering from a new statue, tombstone, etc.
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The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
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To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity
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(US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
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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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a formal event performed on a special occasion
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The act or practice of observing, or keeping, a law, duty, custom, rule, etc.
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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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The time spent in the military, as in, “in the service of one’s country.”
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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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A governmental, now esp. municipal, statute or regulation
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(Christianity) A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace, especially:
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A formal act
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A set of rules governing the communication and the transfer of data between machines, as in a computer system
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The rules for such forms, manners, and ceremonies
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The quality of being polite.
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The conventions or requirements of polite behavior:
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Conformity with what is proper or fitting
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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 prescribed medicine or other treatment:
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A formula used in ritual recitation; a verbal charm or spell.
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A ridiculous or ostentatious ceremony, especially of a religious nature
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Something performed or intended to be performed for another; (specified kind of) service
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The act or state of being punctilious; strict attention to detail.
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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
Find another word for ceremony. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ceremony, like: solemnity, ritual, accolade, procession, rite, function, tradition, celebration, ceremonial, ceremonious and conventional.