Celebrate meaning

sĕl'ə-brāt'
To celebrate is to engage in a joyous and often social activity or event, usually in honor of some specific event or achievement.

An example of celebrate is when you throw a party because of a graduation.

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To mark (a happy occasion) by engaging in some pleasurable activity.
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(intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.

I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate!

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To observe a holiday, anniversary, etc. with festivities.
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To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity.
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To honor or praise publicly.
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To engage in festivities.

Went out and celebrated after the victory.

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To perform (a ritual, ceremony, etc.) publicly and formally: solemnize.
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To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity.
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To perform a religious ceremony.
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To extol or honour in a solemn manner.

To celebrate the name of the Most High.

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To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.

To celebrate a birthday.

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To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.

To celebrate a marriage.

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To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
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To perform (a religious ceremony).

Celebrate Mass.

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To extol or praise.

A sonnet that celebrates love.

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To make widely known; display.
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To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
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To perform a religious ceremony.
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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