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. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik:

    Maybe the Atheist Club in Madison, Wisconsin has nothing better to worry about but our mural in Findlay, but our community is strong because we have belief. We believe in a power greater than ourselves that promises a brighter day is ahead despite our individual struggles. In our community we have many people who practice many faiths and believe many things. I celebrate those elements of my community and refuse to apologize for it.

  2. Mere Abrams:

    For some kids, pre-Covid, it was: 'My parents aren't the priority. I'm wanting to celebrate this within myself and my community.

  3. David Cameron:

    Over the last 63 years, Her Majesty has been a rock of stability in a world of constant change and her selfless sense of service and duty has earned admiration not only in Britain, but right across the globe, it is only right that today we should celebrate her extraordinary record, as well as the grace and dignity with which she serves our country.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    None of the subjects, objects, and figures, even a system of society can stay, independently as fully independent since nature lies and depends upon each other. ------------ One may exemplify in this context as the number One, exists, but executes nothing until reaches after it, Zero or another digit; consequently, it elucidates the reality of independent. Even Democracy system and votes prove, the incapability of the Independent. As a person, a manufacturer, society, state, whatever, such other elements, claim and celebrate Independent Days, Years, or other terms, fall under self-deceiving practice. However, to be independent as a symbol may execute self-satisfaction.

  5. Shahpour Pouyan:

    I use the dome as a symbol of the way that we celebrate our power, as we see, it is practiced everywhere in the world.

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