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celebrate

cel·e·brate

celebrate

 
pronunciation:
se l breIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: celebrated, celebrates, celebrating
definition 1: to observe or commemorate (an occasion or event), as with gifts, festivities, or special rituals.
They celebrated their daughter's birthday with a small party.Christians celebrate Easter in the spring.America celebrated its bicentennial in 1976.
synonyms:
observe
similar words:
commemorate, memorialize
definition 2: to perform (a religious ceremony or ritual).
The priest will celebrate a special Mass on that day.
synonyms:
observe, solemnize
similar words:
keep
definition 3: to praise or gratefully acknowledge.
His music celebrates freedom.
synonyms:
applaud, extol, laud, praise
antonyms:
lament
similar words:
carol, consecrate, eulogize, exalt, glorify, hail, honor
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to observe or commemorate a happy occasion or event with special ceremonies or festivities.
She passed her exams, so now we're all celebrating.
synonyms:
party, rejoice
antonyms:
grieve, mourn
similar words:
revel, whoop it up
derivations: celebrative (adj.), celebratory (adj.), celebrator (n.)
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