Synonyms and Antonyms of observance
the following of a custom, rule, or law
- The observance of this family tradition would make your grandmother very happy.
- observance of the smoking ban in public buildings
deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding
accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender
attendance, attention, heed, notice
an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules
- Some religions require very specific observances on holy days.
amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties
convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way
a state of being aware
- I'm sorry, but I was so busy that your presence escaped my observance.
attention, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, eye, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observation
advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch
apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understanding