• IPA: /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪt/, /ˈsɛl.ə.bɹeɪt/

celebrate (celebrates, present participle celebrating; past and past participle celebrated)

  1. (transitive) To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
    Synonyms: fete
    to celebrate the name of the Most High
  2. (transitive) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly.
    Synonyms: observe, keep
    to celebrate a birthday
  3. (intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
    I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate!
  4. (transitive) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to perform with appropriate rites.
    Synonyms: solemnize
    to celebrate a marriage
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