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“celebrate” in British English

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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)

“celebrate” in American English

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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.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌsel·əˈbreɪ·ʃən/

[ C ] a Fourth of July celebration

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