tradition

noun
ADJECTIVE
age-old, ancient, centuries-old, deep-rooted, old, time-honoured/time-honored
long, long-established, long-standing
enduring, living, unbroken, well-established
distinguished, fine, great, honourable/honorable, venerable
proud
cherished, hallowed
dominant, powerful, strong
rich

Japan's rich cultural tradition and history

ancestral, family
inherited
indigenous, local, national, native, vernacular
folk, popular
oral, story-telling
Catholic, Christian, Islamic, pagan, etc.
faith

people of all faith traditions

Eastern, English, European, etc.
19th-century, etc.
classical, medieval, modernist, etc.
academic, artistic, culinary, cultural, historical, ideological, intellectual, literary, military, musical, philosophical, political, religious, spiritual, sporting (esp. BrE), theatrical

This region has a great musical tradition.

biblical
mystical
democratic, liberal, radical, revolutionary
VERB + TRADITION
have
become

It became an annual tradition for me to ice the cake.

cherish, continue, defend, follow, follow in, honour/honor, keep alive, maintain, perpetuate, preserve, respect, uphold

Following in the Hitchcock tradition, he always appears in the movies he directs.

The locals get together every year to keep this age-old tradition alive.

hand down

an oral tradition handed down from generation to generation

inherit

They have inherited a rich tradition of music and dance.

abandon, break, break with, buck, defy, go against, ignore, reject

He broke with the family tradition and did not go down the mines.

challenge

The girl had challenged the traditions of her patriarchal tribe.

establish, start
embody
extend, reinterpret, revive
celebrate
share
TRADITION + VERB
continue, die hard, exist, remain, survive

Old habits and traditions die hard.

date back to, go back to

The tradition dates back to the 16th century.

dictate sth, emphasize sth, hold sth, say sth, teach sth
PREPOSITION
according to (a/the) tradition

According to tradition, a tree grew on this spot.

by tradition

By tradition, ships are often referred to as ‘she’ in English.

in (a/the) tradition

In time-honoured/time-honored tradition, a bottle of champagne was smashed on the ship.

He's a politician in the tradition of (= similar in style to) Kennedy.

PHRASES
bound by tradition

He made it clear he was not going to be bound by tradition.

a departure from tradition

In a departure from tradition, the bride wore red.

in the best traditions of sth

The building was constructed in the best traditions of church architecture.

respect for tradition

His education gave him a lasting respect for tradition.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of possession), / (from one generation to another)


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