1. acolyte

noun. ['ˈækəˌlaɪt'] someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches.


  • Order
  • man of the cloth
  • thurifer
  • Holy Order
  • altar boy
  • reverend


  • laity
  • girl
  • female child
  • profane


  • acolythus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Acolyte

  • backlight
  • calite
  • calite
  • candlelight
  • carmelite
  • cryolite
  • daylight
  • flashlight
  • floodlight
  • footlight
  • genlyte
  • headlight
  • highlight
  • impolite
  • inflight
  • israelite
  • lazulite
  • limelight
  • mandalite
  • midflight

How do you pronounce acolyte?

Pronounce acolyte as ˈækəˌlaɪt.

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Sentences with acolyte

1. Adjective
The first duty of most acolytes is to place a church service bulletin on the acolyte chair or bench.

2. Noun, singular or mass
What this guy is really looking for is an acolyte, not an equal partner.

Quotes about acolyte

1. The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.
- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration