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Synonyms for observance

carrying out of


  • carrying out of
  • attention to
  • performance of
  • respect for
  • notice of
  • honouring of
  • observation of
  • compliance with
  • adherence to
  • fulfilment of
  • discharge of
  • obedience to
  • keeping of
  • heeding of
  • conformity to


  • neglect of
  • disregard for
  • omission of
  • evasion of
  • inattention to
  • heedlessness of
  • nonobservance of

Synonyms for observance

an act of willingly carrying out the wishes of others

the act of observing a day or an event with ceremonies

a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

the act of noting, observing, or taking into account

the act of observing, often for an extended time

Synonyms for observance

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While there are multiple sources indicating that religion and spirituality are important to clients and can improve health outcomes and quality of life, the occupational therapy literature offers little evidence of the use or inclusion of religious observance as a therapeutic occupation in clinical practice.
The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.
PRINCETON -- The Princeton Memorial Day Observance Committee has named Thomas Lynch the Grand Marshall for this year's parade.
Manila, Philippines The Catholic Church begins the observance of Passion Week today, Passion Sunday and the Fifth Sunday of Lent.
Accordingly, Buddhist religious observances will be held at Wewaladeniya Temple, Kegalle and Hindu religious observances will be held at Kadirawelaudam Kalie Kovil, Kegalle.
Some of the National observances in July include Anti-Boredom Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month and National Blueberry Month.
The task force's work has been criticized in recent years by critics who say the observances have been "hijacked" by evangelical Christians.
This user-friendly format allows you to click on the month for which you want information, and it will list health observances for that month each week within that month, and any other specially designated days.
Another is that the two World Wars of the first half of the twentieth century accelerated the decline of religious observance and weakened the standing of organized religion in British culture.
The observances start tonight with the Antelope Valley Gospel Feast, featuring vocal groups, singers and dancers under the theme ``God Bless America.
According to AU, the observance gives Religious Right groups and their allies in public office a platform to push their political agenda and attack church-state separation.
In March 2005, YAM state observances included our new five-year theme, "Start with Art, Learn for Life," in addition to their state themes.
ITEM: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer for November 4 reported that "interest groups are preparing for an intense year of conflict over Christmas observances by cities and public schools, with one conservative group [the Alliance Defense Fund] lining up hundreds of attorneys to work on the issue.
The exact origins of particular observances and festivals, though, are a little harder to nail down.
Using the theme "Cooperatives: Owned by Our Members, Committed to Our Communities," the National Cooperative Month Planning Committee will encourage local co-ops to stress community involvement, employment and other identifiable community contributions in their celebrations and observances for the month, observed annually since 1930.