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Synonyms for vocation
voʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocation(noun)

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

    Synonyms:
    occupational group, career, life history, calling

  2. occupational group, vocation(noun)

    a body of people doing the same kind of work

    Synonyms:
    occupational group, career, calling

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vocation

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    Synonyms:
    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, job, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, work

    Preposition:
    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vocation

    Synonyms:
    profession, office, calling, function, mission, avocation, trade, business, capacity, employment, occupation

    Antonyms:
    inconversance, incapacity, leisure, nonemployment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vocation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    occupation, employment, calling, business, pursuit, profession, trade, AVOCATION

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vocation":

    calling, profession

How to pronounce vocation?

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How to use vocation in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    This means the vocation of those who govern is to help the poor. We are all poor.

  2. Marie Yovanovitch:

    We are professionals, public servants who by vocation and training pursue the policies of the President, regardless of who holds that office or what party they affiliate with, we are people who repeatedly uproot Foreign Service officers lives, who risk -- and sometimes give -- Foreign Service officers lives for this country.

  3. Adrian Toole:

    Joannas work was not a job, it was her vocation.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly worth to own nice words and good deeds on the earth will take pride only when receiving award or reward from the upright master in the honorable vocation, not from the servant who may be occupying the chief position for the servility reason.

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