An example of celebrate is when you throw a party because of a graduation.
I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate!
Went out and celebrated after the victory.
A sonnet that celebrates love.
Origin of celebrate
- Middle English celebraten from Latin celebrāre celebrāt- to frequent, celebrate from celeber celebr- frequented, famous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin celebratus, pp. of celebrare (“frequent, go to in great numbers, celebrate, honor, praise”), from celeber (“frequented, populous”).