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Definition of "celebrate" []

  • To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing. See Synonyms at observe. (verb-transitive)
  • To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass. (verb-transitive)
  • To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love. (verb-transitive)
  • To make widely known; display: "a determination on the author's part to celebrate . . . the offenses of another” ( William H. Pritchard). (verb-transitive)
  • To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "celebrate" in a sentence
  • "The same sentiment goes for Erin Brown's choice of the word "celebrate.""
  • "Our hooping community continues to grow and we once again celebrate our hooping “newbies” that started hooping in 2008 and are already making their mark."
  • "Still, he held out the possibility that Nikliborc could again celebrate Mass."