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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 ​specialenjoyableactivities in ​order to show that a ​particularoccasion is ​important: We always celebrate ​ourweddinganniversary by going out to ​dinner. If this ​planworks, we'll celebrate in ​style (= in a ​special way).

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  • celebrate verb (PRAISE)

[T] formal to ​expressadmiration and ​approval for something or someone: His ​work celebrates the ​energy and ​enthusiasm of the ​young.

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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 ​importantoccasion 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
(Definition of celebrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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

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