celebrate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To observe (per day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing. See Synonyms at observe.
    • to do (a religious ceremony): enjoy Mass.
    • To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
    • Which Will Make widely known; display: "a determination from the author's component to commemorate . . . the offenses of another” ( William H. Pritchard).
    • To extol or honor in a solemn way.
    • To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of pleasure and respect, or by refraining from ordinary company; to see duly; maintain.
    • to execute or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to execute with proper rites.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to see or watch an event with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
    • to do a religious service.
    • To engage in festivities: sought out and celebrated following the success.
  • verb:
    • To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
    • To honour by rites, by ceremonies of happiness and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to see or watch duly; to help keep.
    • To engage in joyful activity in admiration of an event.
    • to execute or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to execute with appropriate rites.
    • have a celebration
    • behave as expected during of holiday breaks or rites
    • assign great social significance to
  • others:
    • to produce understood, specially with honor or praise; extol; glorify.
    • To commemorate or honor with demonstrations of happiness, sadness, value, etc.: as, to celebrate a birthday or other anniversary; to commemorate a victory.
    • To perform solemnly or with appropriate rites and ceremonies: regarding celebrate size; to commemorate a wedding or a public funeral.
    • To laud, magnify, glorify.2, 3. Keep, Observe, Solemnize, Enjoy, Commemorate. Keep is an idiomatic word for observe: because, to keep the Sabbath; to keep Lent or feast-days. To see is pay regard to, in a reverent and especially a religious way. (See observance.) We discuss about it watching the Sabbath, of watching the wishes of one's dad. To solemnize would be to celebrate religiously. To commemorate is to mark, differentiate, or perform with delight and honor: because, to celebrate an anniversary; to celebrate a wedding. To commemorate will be retain in memory general public and solemn functions: since, to commemorate the resurrection by observing Easter.

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