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Adjective: celebrated  'se-lu,brey-tid
  1. Widely known and esteemed
    "a celebrated musician";
    - famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned, big-name
     
  2. Having an illustrious past
    - historied, storied
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]

See also: glorious, known

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

Encyclopedia: Celebrate