What is another word for rite?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪt] (IPA)

The word "rite" refers to a formal ceremony or custom, and there are many different synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context of the situation. Some common alternatives to "rite" include ritual, ceremony, observance, tradition, custom, practice, and sacrament. Each of these words can convey a similar sense of formality and tradition, and can be used to describe a range of events or customs, from religious ceremonies to cultural traditions. Choosing the right synonym for "rite" depends on the specific situation and the desired tone or connotations of the text or speech.

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  • Equivalence

    • Proper noun, singular
      ritual.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      ritual.
  • Forward Entailment

  • Independent

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Usage examples for Rite

For seven days this rite of consecration was repeated; and every day the altar also was cleansed, rendering it most holy, so that whatever touched it was holy.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
It is said that no less than six or seven thousand persons were destroyed on this occasion, charged with no other offence than exhausted nature in the performance of this horrid rite, their brains being mercilessly dashed out amidst the surrounding throng.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies"
Robert Gordon Latham
I suppose it was Vincent Rendle's way of taking his tea and has become a sacred rite.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton

Famous quotes with Rite

  • I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.
    Orlando Bloom
  • My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
    Winston Churchill
  • Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
    Danny Glover
  • My rite of passage into my brave new world, life on the road.
    Kenny Loggins
  • And this speaks to the larger problem that no one wants to talk about: the restoration of the Roman rite is a precondition for a long-term fix for the problem.
    Richard Morris

Related words: rite in the rain, rite, rite aid, rite meaning, rite of passage, rite and sacrament

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