Celebrate Definition

celebrated, celebrates, celebrating
celebrated, celebrates, celebrating
To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity.
Webster's New World
To perform a religious ceremony.
Webster's New World
To observe a holiday, anniversary, etc. with festivities.
Webster's New World
To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity.
Webster's New World
To honor or praise publicly.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary

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