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English definition of “celebrate”

celebrate

verb [I/T]    /ˈsel·əˌbreɪt/
to recognize an important occasion by taking part in an activity that makes it special : [T] Children’s Day has been celebrated in Japan for hundreds of years . celebration    /ˌsel·əˈbreɪ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [C] a Fourth of July celebration
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