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, keepverb

    behave as expected during of holidays or rites

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

  2. celebrate, feteverb

    have a celebration

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

  3. lionize, lionise, celebrateverb

    assign great social importance to

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

Wiktionary

  1. celebrateverb

    To extol or honour in a solemn manner.

    to celebrate the name of the Most High

  2. celebrateverb

    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. celebrateverb

    To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.

    I was promoted today at worku2014let's celebrate!

  4. celebrateverb

    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. Celebrateverb

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

  2. Celebrateverb

    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. Celebrateverb

    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  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce celebrate?

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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. Kim Culmone:

    We see this line as an opportunity for us to open up that dialogue around what dolls are for and who dolls are for, and also as Creatable World begins the celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we absolutely fundamentally believed Creatable World was time to launch a doll line free of labels and free of rules for kids.

  2. Olivier Knox:

    As we celebrate the importance of a free and independent news media to the health of the republic, I look forward to hearing Ron place this unusual moment in the context of American history.

  3. Rebecca Triglianos:

    This is a meeting space, we came here to celebrate marriage equality so we would come here to mourn a loss as well.

  4. Leigh Leasure:

    But you don't even have to have a victory, to want to celebrate, you may be feeling good because of the exercise and want to carry on that feeling into the bar.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Success is not something you should pursue. Rather, it's something you have to attract by being hard-working. Therefore, work hard as much as you can. For, if you do work hard tirelessly. Believe you me. At the long run, your children will have to go to the dictionary and look for the meaning of hunger and poverty. Oh! yes, you won't just reap alone the reward of your hard work which is genuine success. Moreover, your children and others will enjoy it with you and celebrate you too for it. Thus, dare to work hard until you are made of money. -Emeasoba George

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