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Verb: celebrate  'se-lu,breyt
  1. Behave as expected during holidays or rites
    "celebrate Christmas";
    - observe, keep
  2. Have a celebration
    "After the exam, the students were celebrating";
    - fete, fĂȘte
  3. Assign great social importance to
    "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood";
    - lionize, lionise [Brit]

Derived forms: celebrated, celebrating, celebrates

Type of: abide by, get together, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], meet, observe, respect

Encyclopedia: Celebrate