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1. commencement

noun. ['kəˈmɛnsmənt'] an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.

Synonyms

  • baccalaureate
  • commencement ceremony
  • graduation exercise
  • commencement exercise
  • exercise

Antonyms

  • nonalignment
  • ending
  • arrive
  • stop

Etymology

  • commencement (French)
  • comencement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Commencement Ceremony

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Example sentences of the word commencement-ceremony


1. Noun Phrase
Everyone in attendance knows that the graduates are the focus of the commencement ceremony.

2. Noun Phrase
Therefore, you may hear prayers at your commencement ceremony or at schoolwide events.

2. commencement

noun. ['kəˈmɛnsmənt'] the time at which something is supposed to begin.

Synonyms

  • point
  • incipience
  • beginning
  • birth
  • outset
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • offset
  • first
  • terminus a quo
  • point in time
  • starting point
  • start
  • threshold
  • get-go

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • close
  • stand still

Etymology

  • commencement (French)
  • comencement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. commencement

noun. ['kəˈmɛnsmənt'] the act of starting something.

Synonyms

  • unveiling
  • installment
  • icebreaker
  • activation
  • first step
  • organisation
  • startup
  • launching
  • tone-beginning
  • start
  • initiative
  • attack
  • installation
  • installing
  • institution
  • housing start
  • formation
  • founding
  • inauguration
  • entry
  • change of state
  • first appearance
  • scrum
  • establishment
  • instauration
  • organization
  • constitution
  • face-off
  • instalment
  • creation
  • debut
  • scrummage
  • opening move
  • kickoff
  • resumption
  • groundbreaking ceremony
  • recommencement
  • innovation
  • initiation
  • opening
  • springboard
  • jump ball
  • jumping-off point
  • foundation
  • beginning
  • introduction
  • point of departure
  • origination

Antonyms

  • finish
  • unoriginal
  • nonpayment
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • commencement (French)
  • comencement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. ceremony

noun. ['ˈsɛrəˌmoʊni'] a formal event performed on a special occasion.

Synonyms

  • pageant
  • military ceremony
  • dedication
  • observance
  • nuptials
  • installation
  • wedding ceremony
  • memorialization
  • funeral
  • hymeneals
  • potlatch
  • pageantry
  • social occasion
  • social function
  • wedding
  • fire walking
  • initiation
  • function
  • exercise
  • opening
  • commemoration
  • circumstance
  • Maundy
  • formality
  • ceremonial occasion
  • induction
  • formalities
  • ceremonial
  • memorialisation
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • finish
  • folly
  • hardware
  • malfunction

5. ceremony

noun. ['ˈsɛrəˌmoʊni'] any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way.

Synonyms

  • activity
  • chanoyu

Antonyms

  • competition
  • unfaithfulness
  • infidelity

6. ceremony

noun. ['ˈsɛrəˌmoʊni'] the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion.

Synonyms

  • religious ceremony
  • purgation
  • activity
  • military ceremony
  • groundbreaking ceremony
  • purification
  • religious ritual
  • lustrum
  • presentation

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • nonobservance
  • inattention
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