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celebrate

verb uk   us   /ˈsel.ɪ.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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celebrate verb (PRAISE)

[T] formal to express admiration and approval for something or someone: His work celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of the young.
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celebrate verb (LEAD A CEREMONY)

[T] to lead or take part in a religious ceremony: to celebrate Mass
Translations of “celebrate”
in Arabic يَحْتَفِل…
in Korean -을 축하하다…
in Malaysian sambut…
in French fêter…
in Turkish kutlamak, kutlama yapmak…
in Italian celebrare, festeggiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慶祝某一活動, 慶祝,慶賀, 祝賀…
in Russian праздновать…
in Polish obchodzić…
in Vietnamese kỷ niệm…
in Spanish celebrar…
in Portuguese celebrar, comemorar…
in Thai เฉลิมฉลอง…
in German feiern…
in Catalan celebrar…
in Japanese ~を祝う…
in Indonesian merayakan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庆祝某一活动, 庆祝,庆贺, 祝贺…
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