Definitions for celebrateˈsɛl əˌbreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cel•e•brateˈsɛl əˌbreɪt(v.)-brat•ed, -brat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities:

    to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate an anniversary.

  2. to make known publicly; proclaim; praise widely:

    a book celebrating the joys of country life.

  3. to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize:

    to celebrate Communion.

  4. (v.i.)to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.

  5. to perform a religious ceremony.

    Category: Religion

  6. to have or participate in a party or good time.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of celebrate:

1425–75; late ME < L celebrātus, ptp. of celebrāre to crowd, celebrate, der. of celeber much frequented, famed

cel′e•bra`tor(n.)

cel′e•brat`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. observe, celebrate, keep(verb)

    behave as expected during of holidays or rites

    "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

  2. celebrate, fete(verb)

    have a celebration

    "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"

  3. lionize, lionise, celebrate(verb)

    assign great social importance to

    "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. celebrate(verb)ˈsɛl əˌbreɪt

    to take part in special activities events because sth good has happened

    Let's celebrate with some champagne!; celebrating the birth of a baby; How do you celebrate Independence Day?

  2. celebrateˈsɛl əˌbreɪt

    to remember and praise sb

    an event celebrating his long career; New Year's celebrations; This is cause for celebration.; The book is a celebration of her life.

Wiktionary

  1. celebrate(Verb)

    To extol or honour in a solemn manner.

    to celebrate the name of the Most High

  2. celebrate(Verb)

    To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.

    to celebrate a birthday

  3. celebrate(Verb)

    To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.

    I was promoted today at worku2014letu2019s celebrate!

  4. celebrate(Verb)

    To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.

    to celebrate a marriage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrate(verb)

    to extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High

  2. Celebrate(verb)

    to honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday

  3. Celebrate(verb)

    to perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'celebrate' in Verbs Frequency: #517


Translations for celebrate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

celebrate(verb)

to mark by giving a party etc in honour of (a happy or important event)

I'm celebrating (my birthday) today.

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