vocation


vocation
noun
ADJECTIVE
true
Christian, religious
VERB + VOCATION
find

She struggled for years to find her true vocation.

have
follow (esp. BrE), live (AmE), live out (AmE), pursue

He is desperate to pursue his vocation as an artist.

They are set on living out their vocation as priests.

miss (BrE)

She feels that she missed her vocation by not working with children.

PREPOSITION
vocation for

She seems to have a vocation for healing.

vocation to

a vocation to the priesthood

PHRASES
a sense of vocation

This is a job that demands a sense of vocation.


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  • Vocation — Vo*ca tion (v[ o]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. vocatio a bidding, invitation, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocation. See {Vocal}.] 1. A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vocation — index appointment (position), business (occupation), calling, career, employment, job, labor ( …   Law dictionary

  • Vocation — Vocation, Ruf; Berufung, besonders zu einem geistlichen Amte …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • vocation — [n] life’s work art, business, calling, career, craft, do*, dodge*, duty, employment, field, game, handicraft, job, lifework, line*, line of business*, métier, mission, nine tofive*, occupation, office, post, profession, pursuit, racket*, role,… …   New thesaurus

  • vocation — ► NOUN 1) a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation. 2) a person s employment or main occupation, especially one requiring dedication. 3) a trade or profession. ORIGIN Latin, from vocare to call …   English terms dictionary

  • vocation — [vō kā′shən] n. [ME vocacion < LL(Ec) vocatio, a calling < L, an invitation, court summons < vocare, to call < vox,VOICE] 1. a) a call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious… …   English World dictionary

  • vocation — (vo ka sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d appeler, qui ne se dit qu au figuré et en parlant des appels que Dieu fait à l homme. •   Jésus Christ n a point voulu du témoignage des démons, ni de ceux qui n avaient pas vocation …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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