Synonyms for observanceəbˈzɜr vəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. observation, observance, watching(noun)

    the act of observing; taking a patient look

    Synonyms:
    observation, reflexion, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice, observance, reflection

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  2. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance(noun)

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    Synonyms:
    observation, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice, observance

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  3. notice, observation, observance(noun)

    the act of noticing or paying attention

    Synonyms:
    ceremony, poster, observation, notification, watching, honoring, posting, placard, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, bill, notice, observance, reflexion, card, reflection

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

  4. honoring, observance(noun)

    conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

    Synonyms:
    observation, watching, honoring, ceremonial occasion, ceremonial, ceremony, notice, observance

    Antonyms:
    nonobservance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. observance

    Any religious act, especially a public act, viewed as a means of serving God is called a service; the word commonly includes the entire series of exercises of a single occasion of public worship. A religious service ordained as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace is called a sacrament. Ceremony is a form expressing reverence, or at least respect; we may speak of religious ceremonies, the ceremonies of polite society, the ceremonies of a coronation, an inauguration, etc. An observance has more than a formal obligation, reaching or approaching a religious sacredness; a stated religious observance, viewed as established by authority, is called an ordinance; viewed as an established custom, it is a rite. The terms sacrament and ordinance, in the religious sense, are often used interchangeably; the ordinance derives its sacredness from the authority that ordained it, while the sacrament possesses a sacredness due to something in itself, even when viewed simply as a representation or memorial. The Lord's Supper is the Scriptural name for the observance commemorating the death of Christ; the word communion is once applied to it (1 Cor. x, 16), but not as a distinctive name; at an early period, however, the name communion was so applied, as denoting the communing of Christians with their Lord, or with one another. The term eucharist describes the Lord's Supper as a thanksgiving service; it is also called by preeminence the sacrament, as the ratifying of a solemn vow of consecration to Christ.

    Synonyms:
    ceremony, communion, eucharist, Lord's Supper, ordinance, rite, sacrament, service, solemnity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. observance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    performance, fulfilment, discharge, acquittal

  2. observance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    form, ceremony, ceremonial, rite, practice, custom, usage, fashion


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