celebrate Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "celebrate" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

celebrateverb

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).
More examples

celebrate verb (PRAISE)

[T] formal to express admiration and approval for something or someone: His work celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of the young.
More examples

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…
(Definition of celebrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of celebrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “celebrate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More