Meaning of TRADITION in English

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 ~ 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 ~s

▪ 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 ~.

▪ biblical

▪ mystical

▪ democratic , liberal , radical , revolutionary

VERB + TRADITION

▪ have

▪ become

It became an annual ~ 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 ~, he always appears in the movies he directs.

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

▪ hand down

an oral ~ handed down from generation to generation

▪ inherit

They have inherited a rich ~ of music and dance.

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

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

▪ challenge

The girl had challenged the ~s of her patriarchal tribe.

▪ establish , start

▪ embody

▪ extend , reinterpret , revive

▪ celebrate

▪ share

TRADITION + VERB

▪ continue , die hard , exist , remain , survive

Old habits and ~s die hard.

▪ date back to , go back to

The ~ dates back to the 16th century.

▪ dictate sth , emphasize sth , hold sth , say sth , teach sth

PREPOSITION

▪ according to (a/the) ~

According to ~, a tree grew on this spot.

▪ by ~

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

▪ in (a/the) ~

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

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

PHRASES

▪ bound by ~

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

▪ a departure from ~

In a departure from ~, the bride wore red.

▪ in the best ~s of sth

The building was constructed in the best ~s of church architecture.

▪ respect for ~

His education gave him a lasting respect for ~.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .