religion


religion
noun
ADJECTIVE
great, major
universal, world

Judaism is one of the great world religions.

ancient, established, old, old-time (esp. AmE), traditional

the ancient religions and philosophies of China

She dismissed creationism as old-time religion.

These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples.

new
contemporary
dominant, mainstream, popular

the leaders of all the mainstream religions

This popular religion is a blend of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism with spirit beliefs.

minority
official, state
institutional, organized

I believe in God, but I don't belong to any organized religion.

orthodox

Darwinism contradicted orthodox religion.

fundamentalist
false, true
alternative

Football has become an alternative religion for many people.

folk, native, primitive
pagan
monotheistic, polytheistic
Eastern

Eastern religions such as Shintoism

Hindu, Jewish, etc.
Catholic, evangelical, Orthodox, Protestant
VERB + RELIGION
belong to, have

She has no religion.

follow, practise/practice

Do you still practise/practice your religion?

adopt

The majority of children adopt the religion of their parents.

embrace, find (= become interested in), get (informal, esp. AmE)

He reportedly embraced religion and became a vegetarian.

As a result of her brother's death, Maria found religion.

We're waiting for the company to get religion on recycling. (figurative)

change
abandon, reject
defend

She believed that her religion needed to be defended by philosophy and logic.

endorse (esp. AmE), promote

The law prohibits the government form endorsing a particular religion.

impose

I don't think the government should try to impose religion on our society.

found

He founded a new religion.

preach

The teachers started preaching the Christian religion to us at every opportunity.

spread
study, teach
discuss

They never discussed religion or politics.

respect

I believe we should respect all religions of the world equally.

RELIGION + VERB
be based on sth

a religion based on reason

originate from sth

He believes that all religions originated from a single source.

develop
spread
teach sth
forbid sth
give sth, offer sth

Almost all religions offer the idea of sacred space.

PREPOSITION
by religion

These people are predominantly Russian Orthodox by religion.

in a/the religion

In their religion, mountains are sacred.

PHRASES
an adherent of a religion, an follower of a religion
a form of religion, a kind of religion
◆◆◆
NOTE: Religions
accept … , adopt … , convert to … , embrace … , follow … , turn to … 

He converted to Judaism when he got married.

people who follow Hinduism

abandon … , reject … 

He rejected Christianity and became a Buddhist.

 … spreads

Islam spread rapidly through North Africa.

 … preaches sth,  … proclaims sth,  … teaches sth

Christianity preaches that sinners can be forgiven.

a follower of … 

followers of Sikhism

the rise of … , the spread of … 

the rise of Christianity in the 1st century

the teachings of … , the tenets of … 

the basic tenets of Buddhism


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Religion — religion …   Dictionary of sociology

  • RELIGION — L’ÉTYMOLOGIE du terme religion reste incertaine; elle est controversée depuis l’Antiquité. À la suite de Lactance, de Tertullien, les auteurs chrétiens se plaisent à expliquer le latin religio par les verbes ligare, religare , lier, relier. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Religion — • The voluntary subjection of oneself to God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Religion     Religion     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • religion — RELIGION. s. f. Culte qu on rend à la Divinité, suivant la creance que l on en a. La Religion Juifve. la Religion Chrestienne. la bonne, la fausse Religion. la Religion de Mahomet. professer une Religion. faire profession d une Religion. faire… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Religion — Re*li gion (r[ e]*l[i^]j [u^]n), n. [F., from L. religio; cf. religens pious, revering the gods, Gr. ale gein to heed, have a care. Cf. {Neglect}.] 1. The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • religión — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: religión Conjunto de creencias y prácticas que ponen en relación al hombre con la divinidad. religión budista. religión católica. religión cristiana. religión judía. religión monoteísta. religión musulmana. religión… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Religion — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Im Frühneuhochdeutschen entlehnt aus l. religio ( ōnis) (auch: gewissenhafte Berücksichtigung, Sorgfalt ), zu l. relegere bedenken, achtgeben . Gemeint ist ursprünglich die gewissenhafte Sorgfalt in der Beachtung von …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • religion — religion, denomination, sect, cult, communion, faith, creed, persuasion, church can all denote a system of religious belief and worship or the body of persons who accept such a system. Religion, the usual uncolored term, may apply to a system (as …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • religion — Religion, Profession de religion, Hierodulia, B. Faire profession de religion, In manum conuenire antistitis, In mancipio antistitis esse coepisse, B. Diverses religions, Aliae atque aliae religiones. Estimant que c estoit contre la religion et… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • religión — (Del lat. religĭo, ōnis). 1. f. Conjunto de creencias o dogmas acerca de la divinidad, de sentimientos de veneración y temor hacia ella, de normas morales para la conducta individual y social y de prácticas rituales, principalmente la oración y… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • religion — [ri lij′ən] n. [ME religioun < OFr or L: OFr religion < L religio, reverence for the gods, holiness, in LL(Ec), a system of religious belief < ? religare, to bind back < re , back + ligare, to bind, bind together; or < ? re + IE… …   English World dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.