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English definition of “celebrate”

celebrate

verb uk   /ˈsel.ɪ.breɪt/ us  

celebrate verb (ENJOY AN OCCASION)

B1 [I or T] to take part in special enjoyable activities in order to show that a particular occasion is important: We always celebrate our wedding anniversary by going out to dinner. If this plan works, we'll celebrate in style (= in a special way).Celebrating and entertaining

celebrate verb (PRAISE)

[T] formal to express admiration and approval for something or someone: His work celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of the young.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down

celebrate verb (LEAD A CEREMONY)

[T] to lead or take part in a religious ceremony: to celebrate MassReligious practices
(Definition of celebrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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