Meaning of TRADITION in English
▪ 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
▪ cherished , hallowed
▪ dominant , powerful , strong
Japan's rich cultural ~ and history
▪ ancestral , family
▪ indigenous , local , national , native , vernacular
▪ folk , popular
▪ oral , story-telling
▪ Catholic , Christian , Islamic , pagan , etc.
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 ~.
▪ democratic , liberal , radical , revolutionary
VERB + TRADITION
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
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.
The girl had challenged the ~s of her patriarchal tribe.
▪ establish , start
▪ extend , reinterpret , revive
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
▪ 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.
▪ 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 . 2012