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Inflections of ' ' ( celebrate ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) celebrates v 3rd person singular celebrating v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." celebrated v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." celebrated v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 cel•e•brate /ˈsɛləˌbreɪt/
USA pronunciation v., -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
to show that (a day) is special by having ceremonies, parties, or other festivities: to celebrate Christmas. [~ + object ] We decided not to celebrate too much this year. [no object ]
to make known publicly; [~ + object ] praise widely; proclaim: His book celebrates the joys of growing up in Connecticut. to perform (a religious ceremony) with appropriate prayers, actions, gestures, and ceremonies; [~ + object ] make holy or blessed: The Pope celebrated Communion on Easter.
cel•e•bra•tor, cel•e•brat•er, n. [ countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 cel•e•brate
(sel ′ə brāt′), USA pronunciation v., -brat•ed, -brat•ing. v.t.
to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play.
to make known publicly; proclaim: The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines.
to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or novels: a novel celebrating the joys of marriage; the countryside celebrated in the novels of Hardy.
to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize: to celebrate a marriage. v.i.
to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
Religionto perform a religious ceremony, esp. Mass or the Lord's Supper. to have or participate in a party, drinking spree, or uninhibited good time: You look like you were up celebrating all night.
cel ′e•bra′tive, adj.
cel ′e•bra′tor, cel ′e•brat′er, n.
(sel ′ə brāt′), USA pronunciation adj.
Latin celebrātus past participle of celebrāre to solemnize, celebrate, honor, equivalent. to celebr- (stem of celeber) often repeated, famous + -ātus - ate 1 late Middle English 1425–75
1. honor, solemnize. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 3. laud, glorify, honor, applaud, commend. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
celebrate / ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt/ vb to rejoice in or have special festivities to mark (a happy day, event, etc) ( transitive) to observe (a birthday, anniversary, etc) ( transitive) to perform (a solemn or religious ceremony), esp to officiate at (Mass) ( transitive) to praise publicly; proclaim Etymology: 15 th Century: from Latin celebrāre, from celeber numerous, thronged, renowned ˌceleˈbration n ˈceleˌbrator n ˈceleˌbratory adj
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