Definitions for celebrateˈsɛl əˌbreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cel•e•brateˈsɛl əˌbreɪt(v.)-brat•ed, -brat•ing.
(v.t.)to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities:
to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate an anniversary.
to make known publicly; proclaim; praise widely:
a book celebrating the joys of country life.
to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize:
to celebrate Communion.
(v.i.)to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
to perform a religious ceremony.
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
observe, celebrate, keep(verb)
behave as expected during of holidays or rites
"Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
have a celebration
"They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
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
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?
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.
To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
to celebrate the name of the Most High
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
To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
I was promoted today at worku2014letu2019s celebrate!
To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.
to celebrate a marriage
to extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High
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
to perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage
Celebrate! is the twelfth studio album by R&B/funk band, Kool & the Gang. Released in 1980, the album reached #1 on the US R&B chart and #10 on the Billboard 200. The album produced perhaps Kool & The Gang's most recognizable hit song, the #1 chart-topper, "Celebration", which still receives heavy play today over three decades later.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'celebrate' in Verbs Frequency: #517
Translations for celebrate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to mark by giving a party etc in honour of (a happy or important event)
I'm celebrating (my birthday) today.
- celebrarPortuguese (BR)
- جشن گرفتنFarsi
- उत्सव मनानाHindi
- halda hátíðleganIcelandic
- celebrare, festeggiareItalian
- feire, festeNorwegian
- جشن گرفتنPersian
- لمانځل، جشن نيول، په مناسبو مراسمو اجرا كول، په خاصه طريقه اجرا كولPashto
- a sărbători, a serbaRomanian
- 慶祝Chinese (Trad.)
- جشن مناناUrdu
- kỷ niệmVietnamese
- 庆祝Chinese (Simp.)
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