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CELEBRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does celebrate mean? 

CELEBRATE (verb)
  The verb CELEBRATE has 3 senses:

1. celebrate, as of holidays or rites
2. have a celebration
3. assign great social importance to

  Familiarity information: CELEBRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CELEBRATE (verb)


Sense 1celebrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Celebrate, as of holidays or rites

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

celebrate; observe; keep

Context examples:

Keep the commandments / celebrate Christmas / Observe Yom Kippur

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "celebrate"):

commemorate; mark (mark by some ceremony or observation)

mourn (observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one)

solemnise; solemnize (observe or perform with dignity or gravity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2celebrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a celebration

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

fete; celebrate

Context examples:

They were feting the patriarch of the family / After the exam, the students were celebrating

Hypernyms (to "celebrate" is one way to...):

get together; meet (get together socially or for a specific purpose)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "celebrate"):

jubilate (celebrate a jubilee)

jollify; make happy; make merry; make whoopie; racket; revel; wassail; whoop it up (celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities)

party (have or participate in a party)

receive (have or give a reception)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3celebrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign great social importance to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

lionise; lionize; celebrate

Context examples:

The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood / The tenor was lionized in Vienna

Hypernyms (to "celebrate" is one way to...):

abide by; honor; honour; observe; respect (show respect towards)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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