celebrate

  • 1 Celebrate — Cel e*brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Celebrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Celebrating}.] [L. celebratus, p. p. of celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.] 1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 celebrate — [sel′ə brāt΄] vt. celebrated, celebrating [ME celebraten < L celebratus, pp. of celebrare, to frequent, go in great numbers, honor < celeber, frequented, populous; akin to celer, swift: see HOLD1] 1. to perform (a ritual, ceremony, etc.)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 celebrate — index carouse, honor, keep (fulfill), recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 celebrate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. celebratus much frequented; kept solemn; famous, pp. of celebrare assemble to honor, also to publish; sing praises of; practice often, originally to frequent in great numbers, from celeber frequented, populous, crowded;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 celebrate — commemorate, solemnize, observe, *keep …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 celebrate — [v] commemorate occasion, achievement beat the drum*, bless, blow off steam*, carouse, ceremonialize, commend, consecrate, dedicate, drink to, eulogize, exalt, extol, feast, fete, glorify, hallow, have a ball*, honor, jubilate, keep, kick up… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 celebrate — ► VERB 1) mark (a significant occasion) with an enjoyable activity. 2) engage in festivities to mark a significant occasion. 3) honour or praise publicly. 4) perform (a religious ceremony), in particular officiate at (the Eucharist). DERIVATIVES… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 celebrate — cel|e|brate W3 [ˈselıbreıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of celebrare to visit often, celebrate , from celeber often visited, famous ] 1.) [I and T] to show that an event or occasion is important by doing something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 celebrate — celebrative, adj. celebrator, celebrater, n. celebratory /sel euh breuh tawr ee, tohr ee, seuh leb reuh /, adj. /sel euh brayt /, v., celebrated, celebrating. v.t. 1. to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to …

    Universalium

  • 10 celebrate — 01. We are going to have a big party tonight to [celebrate] the end of classes. 02. My parents [celebrated] their 50th wedding anniversary last year. 03. The [celebration] at the end of term lasted all night. 04. The students shared a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 celebrate */*/*/ — UK [ˈseləˌbreɪt] / US verb Word forms celebrate : present tense I/you/we/they celebrate he/she/it celebrates present participle celebrating past tense celebrated past participle celebrated 1) [intransitive/transitive] to do something enjoyable in …

    English dictionary

  • 12 celebrate — cel•e•brate [[t]ˈsɛl əˌbreɪt[/t]] v. brat•ed, brat•ing 1) to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate an anniversary[/ex] 2) to make known publicly; proclaim; praise widely: a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 Celebrate! — Infobox Album Name = Celebrate! Type = Album Artist = Kool and the Gang Released = September 29, 1980 Recorded = Genre = Funk Length = 35:18 Label = Mercury Producer = Reviews = Last album = Ladies Night (1979) This album = Celebrate! (1980) Next …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 celebrate — cel|e|brate [ selə,breıt ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to do something enjoyable in order to show that an occasion or event is special: Let s have a party to celebrate your birthday. The team is celebrating their third successive win …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 celebrate — [[t]se̱lɪbreɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ celebrates, celebrating, celebrated 1) VERB If you celebrate, you do something enjoyable because of a special occasion or to mark someone s success. I was in a mood to celebrate... [V n] Tom celebrated his 24th birthday… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 celebrate — verb ( brated; brating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin celebratus, past participle of celebrare to frequent, celebrate, from celebr , celeber much frequented, famous; perhaps akin to Latin celer Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 celebrate — verb /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪt,ˈsɛl.ə.bɹeɪt/ a) To extol or honour in a solemn manner. to celebrate the name of the Most High b) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep. to… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 celebrate — verb Celebrate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑priest Celebrate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accomplishment, ↑achievement, ↑anniversary, ↑arrival, ↑birth, ↑birthday, ↑centenary, ↑championship, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 celebrate — v. to celebrate formally; joyously; noisily; officially; privately; publicly; quietly; solemnly * * * [ selɪbreɪt] joyously noisily officially privately publicly quietly solemnly to celebrate formally …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 celebrate — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To recognize an occasion] Syn. keep, observe, commemorate, consecrate, hallow, solemnize, sanctify, dedicate, memorialize, mark, honor, proclaim, ritualize, ceremonialize, signalize, mark with a red letter*. Ant. forget*,… …

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