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Meaning of CELEBRATE

Pronunciation:  'selu`breyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"
  2. [v]  have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
  3. [v]  celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

CELEBRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: fete, keep, lionise, lionize
 See Also: abide by, commemorate, get together, honor, honour, jollify, jubilate, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, mark, meet, mourn, observe, party, racket, receive, respect, revel, solemnise, solemnize, wassail, whoop it up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cel"e*brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Celebrated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Celebrating}.] [L. celebratus, p. p. of
celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.]
1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the
   name of the Most High.

2. 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.

         From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
                                               --Lev. xxiii.

3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn
   rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as,
   to celebrate a marriage.

Syn: To commemorate; distinguish; honor.

Usage: To {Celebrate}, {Commemorate}. We commemorate events
       which we desire to keep in remembrance, when we recall
       them by some special observace; as, to commemorate the
       death of our Savior. We celebrate by demonstrations of
       joy or solemnity or by appropriate ceremonies; as, to
       celebrate the birthday of our Independence.

             We are called upon to commemorate a revolution
             as surprising in its manner as happy in its
             consequences.                     --Atterbury.

             Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
             Exult to celebrate thy festival.  --Thomson.

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