ancient, primitive
daily, nightly
Sunday, etc.

Eating around the table was a family ritual that could not be broken.


A cognac before bed is one of our little nightly rituals.

elaborate, solemn
bizarre, strange

Bargaining at the markets is now just an empty ritual.


secret rituals in the sacred forest

magical, religious
public, social
Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, etc.
pagan, satanic, shamanic, voodoo
burial, cleansing, courtship, fertility, funerary, healing, initiation, mating, mourning, purification
hazing (AmE)
conduct, do, enact, go through, hold, perform

She had to go through the ritual of kissing the toys before her son would go to sleep.

rituals performed by druids on Midsummer's Day


Boys undergo a circumcision ritual to usher them into adulthood.

follow, observe, practise/practice

Their funerals follow the rituals of the Catholic church.

They practise/practice certain rituals in connection with rites of passage.


It takes several days to complete the ritual.


Jake began the evening ritual of asking about everyone's day.


He makes an elaborate ritual of washing the car.


Her visits to her aged father have become a ritual.

take place
in a/the ritual

Women's roles in the rituals of many religions have been limited.

Ritual is used with these nouns: ↑chant, ↑dance, ↑denunciation, ↑magic, ↑murder, ↑prayer, ↑sacrifice, ↑slaughter, ↑suicide, ↑vessel

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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