religion noun

ADJ. great, major | world Islam is one of the great world religions. | dominant | established, old | new | orthodox | true | false | alternative Football has become an alternative religion for many people. | organized I believe in God, but I don't belong to any organized religion. | primitive | pagan | monotheistic, polytheistic | eastern eastern religions such as Shintoism | Hindu, Jewish, etc. | Catholic, evangelical, Orthodox, Protestant | official, state

VERB + RELIGION belong to, have She has no religion. | follow, practise Do you still practise your religion? | change | abandon, reject | defend She believed that her religion needed to be defended by philosophy and logic. | found He founded a new religion. | spread

RELIGION + VERB be based on sth a religion based on reason | originate from sth He believes that all religions originated from a single source. | develop | spread

PREP. by ~ These people are predominantly Russian Orthodox by religion. | in a/the ~ In their religion, mountains are sacred.

PHRASES an adherent/follower of a religion, a form/kind of religion > Note at RELIGION