What does celebrate mean?

Definitions for celebrate
ˈsɛl əˌbreɪtcel·e·brate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word celebrate.

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"

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 worku2014let's 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Celebrate

    sel′e-brāt, v.t. to make famous: to distinguish by solemn ceremonies, as a festival or an event: to perform with proper rites and ceremonies, as mass, the eucharist, marriage, &c.: to publish the praises of.—n. Cel′ebrant, one who celebrates: the principal officiant at the holy communion.—adj. Cel′ebrated, distinguished: famous.—ns. Celebrā′tion, act of celebrating any solemn ceremony, as the eucharist (high, if with music, &c.; low, if without): an extolling; Celebrāt′or, one who celebrates; Celeb′rity, the condition of being celebrated: fame: notoriety: a person of distinction or fame. [L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.]

Editors Contribution

  1. celebrate

    To have a celebration.

    They did celebrate their wedding anniversary every year by having a family gathering.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce celebrate?

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How to say celebrate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of celebrate in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    We Celebrate the Birthday of our Body, but we must know that in reality, we are the Soul that is Birthless.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.

  3. Flip Flippen:

    They don't celebrate or affirm their people. They don't act respectfully toward them. They don't know how to apologize. And they want everything yesterday.

  4. Jim Pasco:

    People need to have a hard look at not just the psyche of the shooters but the psyche of the enablers, and those who would encourage or celebrate this kind of activity, there is an element in the community which encourages violence against police officers and others who might be inclined to feel that way are enabled by what they see.

  5. President Obama on Saturday:

    Over the last 100 years, there has been plenty to celebrate, over the next 100 years, protecting (open) spaces is even more important.

Images & Illustrations of celebrate

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