Synonyms and Antonyms of convention

  1. 1 a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose <attended a convention of mathematicians in California> Synonyms assembly, congress, meeting, convocation, council, gathering, get-together, huddle, powwowRelated Words clinic, workshop; cabinet, caucus, conclave, synod; demonstration, rally; confab, conversation, dialogue (also dialog), discourse, discussion, palaver, talk; negotiation, parley, summit; conference, forum, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, symposium; audience, interview, session

  2. 2 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples <an international convention banning the spread of nuclear weapons> Synonyms accord, alliance, compact, treaty, covenant, pactRelated Words entente, entente cordiale; bargain, bond, charter, concord, contract, deal, settlement, understanding; projet

  3. 3 an arrangement about action to be taken <the Geneva Convention details proper treatment of prisoners of war> Synonyms accord, bargain, compact, contract, agreement, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, understandingRelated Words charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)

  4. 4 an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing <the bride decided to follow convention and to have her father give her away> Synonyms tradition, custom, heritage, prescription, rubric, ruleRelated Words ethic, form, mode, mores, norm, principles, standards, values; birthright, inheritance, legacy; folklore, lore, superstition; culture, lifestyle

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