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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Celebrate \Cel"e*brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Celebrated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Celebrating.] [L. celebratus, p. p. of
celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.]
1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the
name of the Most High.
2. To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and
respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to
observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.
From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn
rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as,
to celebrate a marriage.
Syn: To commemorate; distinguish; honor.
Usage: To Celebrate, Commemorate. We commemorate events
which we desire to keep in remembrance, when we recall
them by some special observace; as, to commemorate the
death of our Savior. We celebrate by demonstrations of
joy or solemnity or by appropriate ceremonies; as, to
celebrate the birthday of our Independence.
We are called upon to commemorate a revolution
as surprising in its manner as happy in its
Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
Exult to celebrate thy festival. --Thomson.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the
commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
[syn: observe, celebrate, keep]
2: have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the
family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
[syn: celebrate, fete]
3: assign great social importance to; "The film director was
celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in
Vienna" [syn: lionize, lionise, celebrate]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
116 Moby Thesaurus words for "celebrate":
administer Communion, adulate, advertise, apotheosize,
attend Communion, attend Mass, beat the drum, belaud, bepraise,
blare, blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about,
bless, bless the Lord, blow the trumpet, blow up, boast of,
brag about, broadcast, carouse, celebrate Mass, commemorate,
communicate, consecrate, conventionalize, cry, cry out, cry up,
cut loose, debauch, declaim, dedicate, deify, dignify, doxologize,
dress ship, emblazon, eulogize, exalt, extol, fire a salute,
flatter, formalize, glorify, glorify the Lord, hallow, hell around,
herald, herald abroad, hero-worship, hold, hold jubilee, honor,
hymn, idolize, jollify, jolly, jubilate, jubilize, keep, lark,
laud, let go, let loose, let off steam, lionize, maffick, magnify,
make merry, make much of, make whoopee, mark, memorialize, observe,
overpraise, panegyrize, party, pay tribute, perform,
porter aux nues, praise, praise God, proclaim, promulgate,
publicize, puff, puff up, raise hell, receive the Sacrament,
rejoice in, revel, ritualize, roister, salute, sanctify, see life,
shout, signalize, sing praises, skylark, solemnize, solemnly mark,
sound a fanfare, spree, step out, stylize, thunder, thunder forth,
trumpet, trumpet forth, wanton, wassail, whoop it up
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