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synonyms for rite

  • Sacrament
  • celebration
  • custom
  • formality
  • liturgy
  • observance
  • occasion
  • procedure
  • ritual
  • act
  • ceremonial
  • communion
  • form
  • ordinance
  • practice
  • service
  • solemnity
See also synonyms for: rites
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How to use rite in a sentence

The society she imagines has developed divergent theological myths and rites, like the annual “Mothering Monday,” a raucous holiday when men and women cross-dress and get wild.
IN ANNA NORTH’S RIVETING ‘OUTLAWED,’ THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CHILDLESS WOMANRON CHARLESJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Nothing is sadder than sitting at a table of computers — unable to comfort my devastated father — and attempting to reinvent rites taken for granted.
TALLYING UP A YEAR OF LOSS: A LOT OF POUNDS, TOO MANY LOVED ONES, COUNTLESS CONNECTIONSJERRY BREWERDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The wooden floors sloped, and signed photos of Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone hung on the walls, like patron saints presiding over sacred, mysterious rites.
AL COHEN, D.C. MAGIC SHOP PROPRIETOR WHO KNEW ALL THE TRICKS, DIES AT 94MATT SCHUDELDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The next day, I visited Shakoor’s native village in Laribal Tral, where thousands of people participated in his last rites.
FOUR SONS, ONE WAR: ALL DEADEUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 25, 2020OZY
Of course, we shouldn’t be too quick to read Google the last rites.
IS AMAZON ABOUT TO EAT GOOGLE’S LUNCH?ANDREW WABERSEPTEMBER 25, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
This important rite was just completed, when a packet was put into Ripperda's hand from Spain.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
By submitting to the rite, every one that received circumcision became a debtor to do the whole law.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
That the efficiency of this rite as a sign might be most complete, attention to it was enjoined under the greatest penalty.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Had it not been for the Everlasting Covenant, the rite of sacrifice had not been instituted, and a priesthood had not been.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The rite concludes by the recipient spitting on a consecrated host and the whole assembly piercing it in turn with stilettos.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RITE

  • ceremonials
  • conformities
  • decorum
  • formal courtesies
  • formalisms
  • formalities
  • forms
  • niceties
  • politeness
  • pomp
  • preciseness
  • prescriptions
  • proprieties
  • protocols
  • strictness
  • usages
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.