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cel·e·brate

 (sĕl′ə-brāt′)
v. cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing, cel·e·brates
v.tr.
1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing. See Synonyms at observe.
2. To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass.
3. To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
4. To make widely known; display: "a determination on the author's part to celebrate ... the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).
v.intr.
1. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
2. To perform a religious ceremony.
3. To engage in festivities: went out and celebrated after the victory.

[Middle English celebraten, from Latin celebrāre, celebrāt-, to frequent, celebrate, from celeber, celebr-, frequented, famous.]

cel′e·bra′tion n.
cel′e·bra′tor n.
cel′e·bra·to′ry (sĕl′ə-brə-tôr′ē, sə-lĕb′rə-) adj.

celebrate

(ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt)
vb
1. to rejoice in or have special festivities to mark (a happy day, event, etc)
2. (tr) to observe (a birthday, anniversary, etc): she celebrates her ninetieth birthday next month.
3. (Roman Catholic Church) (tr) to perform (a solemn or religious ceremony), esp to officiate at (Mass)
4. (tr) to praise publicly; proclaim
[C15: from Latin celebrāre, from celeber numerous, thronged, renowned]
ˌceleˈbration n
ˈcelebrative adj
ˈceleˌbrator n
ˈceleˌbratory adj

cel•e•brate

(ˈsɛl əˌbreɪt)

v. -brat•ed, -brat•ing. v.t.
1. to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate an anniversary.
2. to make known publicly; proclaim; praise widely: a book celebrating the joys of country life.
3. to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize: to celebrate Communion.
v.i.
4. to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
5. to perform a religious ceremony.
6. to have or participate in a party or good time.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin celebrātus, past participle of celebrāre to crowd, celebrate, derivative of celeber much frequented, famed]
cel′e•bra`tive, adj.
cel′e•bra`tor, cel′e•brat`er, n.

celebrate


Past participle: celebrated
Gerund: celebrating

Imperative
celebrate
celebrate
Present
I celebrate
you celebrate
he/she/it celebrates
we celebrate
you celebrate
they celebrate
Preterite
I celebrated
you celebrated
he/she/it celebrated
we celebrated
you celebrated
they celebrated
Present Continuous
I am celebrating
you are celebrating
he/she/it is celebrating
we are celebrating
you are celebrating
they are celebrating
Present Perfect
I have celebrated
you have celebrated
he/she/it has celebrated
we have celebrated
you have celebrated
they have celebrated
Past Continuous
I was celebrating
you were celebrating
he/she/it was celebrating
we were celebrating
you were celebrating
they were celebrating
Past Perfect
I had celebrated
you had celebrated
he/she/it had celebrated
we had celebrated
you had celebrated
they had celebrated
Future
I will celebrate
you will celebrate
he/she/it will celebrate
we will celebrate
you will celebrate
they will celebrate
Future Perfect
I will have celebrated
you will have celebrated
he/she/it will have celebrated
we will have celebrated
you will have celebrated
they will have celebrated
Future Continuous
I will be celebrating
you will be celebrating
he/she/it will be celebrating
we will be celebrating
you will be celebrating
they will be celebrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been celebrating
you have been celebrating
he/she/it has been celebrating
we have been celebrating
you have been celebrating
they have been celebrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been celebrating
you will have been celebrating
he/she/it will have been celebrating
we will have been celebrating
you will have been celebrating
they will have been celebrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been celebrating
you had been celebrating
he/she/it had been celebrating
we had been celebrating
you had been celebrating
they had been celebrating
Conditional
I would celebrate
you would celebrate
he/she/it would celebrate
we would celebrate
you would celebrate
they would celebrate
Past Conditional
I would have celebrated
you would have celebrated
he/she/it would have celebrated
we would have celebrated
you would have celebrated
they would have celebrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.celebrate - behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
commemorate, mark - mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
mourn - observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one
solemnise, solemnize - observe or perform with dignity or gravity; "The King solemnized this day of morning"
2.celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
get together, meet - get together socially or for a specific purpose
jubilate - celebrate a jubilee
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up, revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
party - have or participate in a party; "The students were partying all night before the exam"
receive - have or give a reception; "The lady is receiving Sunday morning"
3.celebrate - assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"
abide by, honor, honour, respect, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"

celebrate

verb
1. rejoice, party, enjoy yourself, carouse, live it up (informal), whoop it up (informal), make merry, paint the town red (informal), go on a spree, large it (Brit. slang), put the flags out, roister, kill the fatted calf I was in a mood to celebrate.
2. commemorate, honour, observe, toast, drink to, keep Tom celebrated his birthday two days ago.
3. perform, observe, preside over, officiate at, solemnize, reverence Pope John Paul celebrated mass today in a city in central Poland.
4. praise, honour, commend (informal), glorify, publicize, exalt, laud, extol, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize a festival to celebrate the life and work of this great composer

celebrate

verb
1. To mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing:
2. To show joyful satisfaction in an event, especially by merrymaking:
3. To pay tribute or homage to:
Translations
يَحْتَفِليَحْتَفِلُ
slavitoslavit
fejrefestehøjtideligholdeprise
juhlia
slaviti
ünnepel
halda hátíîlegan
祝う
경축하다
įžymusįžymybėšventimasšvęsti
svinēt
proslavljati
fira
ฉลอง
ăn mừng

celebrate

[ˈselɪbreɪt]
A. VT
1. [+ birthday, special occasion] → celebrar; (with a party) → festejar; [+ anniversary etc] → conmemorar
what are you celebrating?¿qué festejáis?, ¿cuál es el motivo de esta fiesta?
we're celebrating his arrivalestamos celebrando su llegada
he celebrated his birthday by scoring two goalscelebró su cumpleaños marcando dos goles
2. [+ mass] → celebrar, decir; [+ marriage] → celebrar
B. VIdivertirse, festejar

celebrate

[ˈsɛlɪbreɪt]
vt
[+ event, success] → célébrer, fêter
[+ birthday] → fêter

celebrate

vt
feiern; event, birthday alsobegehen
(= extol) sb’s name, deedsfeiern, preisen (geh)
mass, ritualzelebrieren; communionfeiern
vifeiern

celebrate

[ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt]
1. vt (event, festival, birthday) → celebrare, festeggiare; (mass) → celebrare
2. vifar festa

celebrate

(ˈseləbreit) verb
to mark by giving a party etc in honour of (a happy or important event). I'm celebrating (my birthday) today.
ˈcelebrated adjective
famous. a celebrated actress.
ˌceleˈbration noun
birthday celebrations.
ceˈlebrity (-ˈle-) plural ceˈlebrities noun
a well-known person. celebrities from the world of entertainment.

celebrate

يَحْتَفِلُ oslavit fejre feiern γιορτάζω celebrar juhlia célébrer slaviti festeggiare 祝う 경축하다 vieren feire świętować celebrar праздновать fira ฉลอง kutlamak ăn mừng 庆祝
References in classic literature ?
Again we meet to celebrate With badge and solemn rite, Our fifty-second anniversary, In Pickwick Hall, tonight.
Before the minister had time to celebrate his victory over this last temptation, he was conscious of another impulse, more ludicrous, and almost as horrible.
They may celebrate as they will the heroes of Exploring Expeditions, your Cookes, Your Krusensterns; but I say that scores of anonymous Captains have sailed out of Nantucket, that were as great, and greater than your Cooke and your Krusenstern.
Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope, and the lovely plumage of the bird that never alights; less celestial, I celebrate a tail.
It is an expression of the health and soundness of Nature, a brag for all the world,--healthiness as of a spring burst forth, a new fountain of the Muses, to celebrate this last instant of time.
Kneips are held, now and then, to celebrate great occasions, like the election of a beer king, for instance.
Morrison that in addition to his gift of a hundred volumes to the reference library, he intended to celebrate it by offering prizes in English composition, a subject in which he was much interested.
Spenlow remarked, on this occasion, when we concluded our business, that he should have been happy to have seen me at his house at Norwood to celebrate our becoming connected, but for his domestic arrangements being in some disorder, on account of the expected return of his daughter from finishing her education at Paris.
Yet I determined to go, and that was on the day before Zinita won leave to celebrate the feast of women.
Suppose he should relent And publish Grace to all, on promise made Of new Subjection; with what eyes could we Stand in his presence humble, and receive Strict Laws impos'd, to celebrate his Throne With warbl'd Hymns, and to his Godhead sing Forc't Halleluiah's; while he Lordly sits Our envied Sovran, and his Altar breathes Ambrosial Odours and Ambrosial Flowers, Our servile offerings.
I had not gained admittance into my own castle, had I not been supposed to be the attendant of a juggler who is making the people in the castle-yard very merry, considering they are assembled to celebrate their lord's funeral I say the sewer thought I was dressed to bear a part in the tregetour's mummery, and so I got admission, and did but disclose myself to my mother, and eat a hasty morsel, ere I came in quest of you, my noble friend.
Imagine with thyself, courteous reader, how often I then wished for the tongue of Demosthenes or Cicero, that might have enabled me to celebrate the praise of my own dear native country in a style equal to its merits and felicity.