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. Amber Mitchell:

    We just thought there has to be some way that we can still celebrate him in a way that is safe but also gets more people involved, if we aren't able to gather in ways that we're used to, we can always invent new ways to connect or rediscover old ways, like you would with a birthday card.

  2. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis:

    Well, you're not going to get my read on it because I'm not here to do political analysis, i'm here to celebrate any ventilators that arrive in our state and, of course, we are grateful for 100 ventilators.

  3. Gerard Neveu:

    It's a fully dedicated event to celebrate Le Mans, professional teams will engage the drivers and manage the drivers.

  4. Nick Lachey:

    This year is the 20th anniversary of our first record release so there is a little something in the works to celebrate our anniversary. We are working on right now… We are definitely plan on working together.

  5. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture.

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