Event – Synonyms

30.06.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The noun “event” refers to something that takes place or happens, e.g., an occasion or a historical incident.

Another word for “event” is phenomenon or situation. However, more synonyms will be listed in this article.

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“Event” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “event” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

  • Affair
  • Circumstance
  • Episode
  • Experience
  • Happening
  • Incident
  • Instance
  • Occasion
  • Occurrence
  • Phenomenon
  • Situation

“Event” synonyms in the sense of incident

Synonyms of the word “event” in the sense of incident are:

  • Affair
  • Business
  • Circumstance
  • Episode
  • Escapade
  • Experience
  • Fact
  • Happening
  • Incident
  • Matter
  • Milestone
  • Occasion
  • Occurrence
  • Proceeding

“Event” synonyms in the sense competition

Synonyms of the word “event” in the sense of competition are:

  • Bout
  • Competition
  • Contest
  • Game
  • Tournament
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“Event” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “event” may be used to refer to a historical occasion. Also, it may be used to explain scientific phenomenon or an experiment.

However, some synonyms for “event” used in academic writing will be shown below.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “event” for your academic paper? Take a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Event” Synonyms Examples
Incident The tragic event left the community in…
The tragic incident left the community in…
Occurrence The historical event had a significant impact on…
The historical occurrence had a significant impact on…
Celebration The ceremony represented a traditional event.
The ceremony represented a traditional celebration.


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