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"celebrate" in British English

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celebrateverb

uk   /ˈsel.ə.breɪt/  us   /ˈsel.ə.breɪt/
  • 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).

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(Definition of celebrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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celebrateverb [I/T]

 us   /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
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌsel·əˈbreɪ·ʃən/
[C] a Fourth of July celebration
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Translations of “celebrate”
in Korean -을 축하하다…
in Arabic يَحْتَفِل…
in Malaysian sambut…
in French fêter…
in Russian праздновать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慶祝某一活動, 慶祝,慶賀, 祝賀…
in Italian celebrare, festeggiare…
in Turkish kutlamak, kutlama yapmak…
in Polish obchodzić…
in Spanish celebrar…
in Vietnamese kỷ niệm…
in Portuguese celebrar, comemorar…
in Thai เฉลิมฉลอง…
in German feiern…
in Catalan celebrar…
in Japanese ~を祝う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庆祝某一活动, 庆祝,庆贺, 祝贺…
in Indonesian merayakan…
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“celebrate” in American English

That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
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