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v. cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing, cel·e·brates
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).
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.
celebrant, celebrator, reveler - Celebrants take part in religious ceremonies; celebrators or revelers gather for purposes of revelry.
See also related terms for purposes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celebrator - a person who is celebratingcelebrator - a person who is celebrating    
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
merrymaker, reveler, reveller - a celebrant who shares in a noisy party; "the clubs attract revelers as young as thirteen"
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