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English noun: rite

1. rite (act) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

SamplesThe rite of baptism.

Synonymsreligious rite

Broader (hypernym)religious ceremony, religious ritual

Narrower (hyponym)circumcision, last rites, liturgy, office, orgy, vigil, watch

2. rite (act) any customary observance or practice


Broader (hypernym)custom, usage, usance

Narrower (hyponym)betrothal, espousal, marriage, marriage ceremony, rite of passage, wedding

Part holonymceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing

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