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Celebrate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Celebrate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Celebrate [ v. t.]
- To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
- 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.
- To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.

Meaning of 'Celebrate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . celebrate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- have a celebration
Example in sentence:
  • After the exam, the students were celebrating;
  • They were feting the patriarch of the family
Meaning (2):
- behave as expected during of holidays or rites
Example in sentence:
  • celebrate Christmas;
  • Keep the commandments;
  • Observe Yom Kippur
Meaning (3):
- assign great social importance to
Example in sentence:
  • The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood;
  • The tenor was lionized in Vienna