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celebrate a festival
▪ The festival is celebrated each July.
celebrate an occasion
▪ To celebrate the occasion, a small party was held at his home.
celebrate Christmas
▪ How does your family usually celebrate Christmas?
celebrate sb’s birthday
▪ He will celebrate his 90th birthday on 25th August.
celebrate/commemorate/mark an event (=do something to show that you remember it)
▪ Fans observed a minute’s silence to commemorate the tragic event.
say/celebrate Mass (=perform this ceremony as a priest)
▪ Margaret Whigham was the most celebrated deb of 1930.
▪ I have a collection of glasses intended for the most celebrated of all drinks dating back to the 1930s.
▪ She was back at Madame Tussaud's to see her own likeness unveiled in the world's most celebrated Hall of Fame.
▪ His exploits on the Colorado River had made him a national hero, the most celebrated adventurer since Lewis and Clark.
▪ Her day has been celebrated most reverently every year, and the day of her translation has been particularly blessed.
▪ Daryl Johnston, the most celebrated blocking back on the planet, is serenaded with moose calls anytime he touches the football.
▪ But his flashy lifestyle and taste for violence have made him the most feared -- and the most celebrated.
▪ Added to this were attractive displays of children's work, to celebrate their achievement.
▪ How do you celebrate children's achievements in your school?
▪ Read in studio Britain's top Olympic and paralympic athletes gathered today to celebrate the outstanding achievements in their sports.
▪ But since the War exhibitions have been held at Brussels, Montreal and Osaka by wealthy nations, celebrating their achievements.
▪ And forces with an interest in subverting the sanity of this Dominion may be readying themselves to celebrate that anniversary.
▪ Read in studio Welcome back: The charity Oxfam celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.
▪ This year, Artweek celebrates its tenth anniversary, and events have a distinctly cosmopolitan flavour.
▪ Here the bridge between us is the Society of St Peter Apostle, whose hundredth birthday we celebrate this year.
▪ He was a man whose birthday was being celebrated by his wife, his daughter, and his best friend.
▪ The following year, William's birthday was celebrated with great rejoicings throughout London and Westminster.
▪ Which has always guaranteed Caleb a birthday the whole world celebrates.
▪ Lord's celebrated its centenary of Test cricket and produced a match worthy of the occasion.
▪ Eros, by Sir Alfred Gilbert, was erected in 1893 and celebrates its centenary on June 29.
▪ They were the first country to organise an international sevens tournament, which they did to celebrate their Centenary in 1973.
▪ From Ottawa we spent a memorable day in Prescott where the club was celebrating its centenary.
▪ It's not the way to celebrate your centenary, as manager Ally Robertson knows only too well.
▪ Modern aversion is encapsulated by a notice about Heartlanders, a 1989 community play celebrating Birmingham's centenary as a city.
▪ Many of the injured were City office workers celebrating the Tories' election victory.
▪ His colleagues broke open a champagne bottle inside the City Hall to celebrate.
▪ Heseltine backs down on terror bomb cover Cathy Gunn CITY people will celebrate Christmas with lighter hearts.
▪ Now, with something concrete to show for the day, I celebrated by finally doing the dishes.
▪ It was a day to celebrate.
▪ McConkey had started the day celebrating his retirement as headmaster of Gransha Primary School.
▪ And, as on this day, to celebrate the rites of passage that demarcate often difficult lives.
▪ It is a day to celebrate the rich variety of people within our parish rather than create unnecessary divisions.
▪ With time, he also staged an annual Team Day to celebrate and share the most innovative accomplishments.
▪ They all ate and drank, and celebrated the end of the sheep-shearing by singing their favourite songs.
▪ A mere two minutes passed before Cooks was celebrating again in the end zone, this time after a 32-yard punt return.
▪ There was, he said, a triumphalist literature which celebrated the end of the struggle as we had known it.
▪ With Bushmills distillery just up the road, this is an apt place to celebrate the end of a great walk.
▪ They regularly lead Sunday services at the parish church and welcome the community into school to celebrate special events.
▪ True or not, it was a widely, and enthusiastically, celebrated event in the town.
▪ A short history of the Sunday School was written to celebrate the event.
▪ When Peter was made curate in a northern suburb of Bristol, Anna celebrated the event by becoming pregnant.
▪ Two weeks ago my family celebrated the marriage of my daughter Anne, the Princess Royal.
▪ The family will be celebrating again in June when one of his daughters gets married.
▪ We are very pleased to have Gregory and Gillian and their family here to celebrate with us.
▪ The first play they mounted was for Alan and his family - to celebrate the completion of the pageant.
▪ Read in studio A family is celebrating more than five hundred years of work at a local docks.
▪ Her birthday was on 21st December and he arranged a family dinner party to celebrate it.
▪ Hindus celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.
▪ A later recognition of the relic occurred on July 23, 1894, which was celebrated by many festivals.
▪ Both celebrated a major birth festival on 25 December.
▪ Now the grandparents baby-sit frequently, celebrate holidays with their grandchildren, and attend all their rites of passage.
▪ We may celebrate different holidays, we may pray to different gods, we may carry different bibles.
▪ In 1809 he celebrated his Jubilee, fifty years on the throne.
▪ As Milton Keynes celebrates it's jubilee, the arguments will continue long into the next century.
▪ To celebrate its jubilee, the club is holding a top quality weekend tournament at the Walsall Polytechnic Campus on April 18-20.
▪ In 1953, the National Association celebrated its Jubilee and the District its fortieth anniversary.
▪ Come along and celebrate our Silver Jubilee in 1992!
▪ Men aren't afraid to be soft, girly and foppish and celebrate the inner life.
▪ We use the music to celebrate life.
▪ There was more, though, to celebrate than a life of political service.
▪ Chocolate turns this into a family tradition and a story celebrating life and family.
▪ Join us in celebrating his life.
▪ She celebrates the high life, he writes a column called Low Life.
▪ The friar was up just before dawn and celebrated his Mass, Bonaventure and Benedicta being his only congregation.
▪ He had gone, as usual, to celebrate Sunday mass.
▪ Thirteen churches in the Louth-South Armagh border zone have been asked not to celebrate Sunday mass.
▪ Bernard also celebrated an anniversary Mass in his home church of St Bede's.
▪ The question as to whether an unchaste priest might celebrate the mass became important.
▪ He celebrated the occasion, appropriately enough in Bristol, by helping to polish off Gloucestershire's first innings yesterday morning.
▪ To celebrate the occasion, a small party was held at his home in Newmilns, given by his wife and family.
▪ Read in studio A court has heard how four men murdered the host at a party held to celebrate his own engagement.
▪ But the reed-slayers declared victory Sunday with a tailgate party celebrating the removal of an estimated 165 tons of the plant.
▪ The Conservative Party was celebrating the election of another administration.
▪ He'd been stabbed in the neck during a party to celebrate his engagement.
▪ Mathilde had planned a party for her, a party to celebrate her sixteenth birthday in a week's time.
▪ I had a big party to celebrate.
▪ The party was to celebrate the couple's engagement.
▪ Coming-out parties celebrate more than debutantes.
▪ Defender, Andy Theodosiou celebrated his return to the team with a goal.
▪ Did they love Gretzky enough to override their antipathy toward the Kings and celebrate his return?
▪ Seventy people die on the spot, and the town, far from celebrating the ark's return, finds itself in mourning.
▪ All the kingdom celebrated their return, and the sultan welcomed them with ten days of feasting.
▪ Drinks were ordered and the crowd celebrated Modi's return.
▪ Only impossibly high personal expectations kept Gea Johnson from celebrating her triumphant return to track.
▪ They celebrate the return of their not-so-prodigal sons in some considerable style.
▪ How, then, do we now celebrate Provincial's success as the 1990s begin?
▪ Read in studio Conservationists have been celebrating the success of a campaign to save a series of weirs on the River Avon.
▪ It will celebrate the successes of science teaching in schools and colleges and will share the latest ideas.
▪ Newsletters provide a tremendously powerful means of publicly celebrating the successes of children and the school.
▪ We should always be looking for opportunities to celebrate success.
▪ The opportunity to celebrate real success is often missed.
▪ And the group have now celebrated their diploma success.
▪ They will be open and honest, but will be caring and will recognise and celebrate success.
▪ Pindar celebrated that victory in his Ninth Pythian ode.
▪ Nguyen Trai celebrated the victory with a poem of hope: Henceforth our country is safe.
▪ Other poets celebrated the victories of the Seleucids and of the Attalids against the same barbarians.
▪ His teammates were long gone, headed home to celebrate the biggest victory of their pro careers.
▪ Hoarse from the final days of furious campaigning, Clinton celebrated his victory at a party with campaign staff on Thursday night.
▪ Charleston celebrated the victory far into the night.
▪ The Tories should celebrate their victory.
▪ She celebrated his courtroom victories and consoled him when he lost.
▪ Top wedding: Two pensioners celebrate their wedding on Saturday at a top nightclub.
▪ They were married at Chiseldon, Wiltshire, and recently celebrated their diamond wedding.
▪ So they lived happily in his fortress for a month and a day, celebrating their wedding feast.
▪ The pair, both 73, decided to quit on the same day they celebrated their golden wedding.
▪ He leaves a wife, Kerry, with whom he would have celebrated his second wedding anniversary this month.
▪ In Profile is intended as a final presentation this year to celebrate 10 years of survival.
▪ This will be his first year celebrating Oktoberfest in the establishment he's owned for the last three years.
▪ Read in studio Welcome back: Next year the Gloucestershire Regiment celebrates its three hundredth birthday.
▪ This year Colnaghi's also celebrates the tenth anniversary of the opening of its New York city gallery.
▪ All around the globe at this time of year people celebrate the coming of new life into the world.
▪ Last year the journal celebrated its tenth anniversary.
▪ In May, 1981, Eva celebrated thirty years as a Salvation Army officer.
▪ It was the year in which we celebrated the first twenty-five years of a successful university.
▪ That same year the Salvation Army was celebrating a hundred years of witness in Rhodesia.
▪ To celebrate 70 years of their product, Carnation has produced a model replica of its original 1922 Morris Delivery Van.
▪ To celebrate 70 years of its product, Carnation has produced a model replica of its original 1922 Morris Delivery Van.
▪ Congratulations on your promotion - we must go out and celebrate!
▪ Harry celebrated his thirtieth birthday with a meal in a fancy restaurant.
▪ His poems celebrate the joys of love.
▪ The graduation ceremony allows students to celebrate their achievements with family and friends.
▪ We're celebrating Katie's birthday on Friday.
▪ What do you want to do to celebrate our anniversary this year?
▪ When Peggy turned 40, she invited 40 friends to help her celebrate.
▪ And then they celebrated, all as one.
▪ He crossed the road well ahead of the militiamen and rode into the encampment where the wedding was still being celebrated.
▪ He was to celebrate the inauguration in Florida speaking up for the black voters who feel disenfranchised.
▪ I was past putting the tent up, celebrating and wondering why my arms did not drop off.
▪ It is a day to celebrate the rich variety of people within our parish rather than create unnecessary divisions.
▪ This will be his first year celebrating Oktoberfest in the establishment he's owned for the last three years.
▪ We will be back next year to celebrate our fourth pilgrimage.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.
    --Lev. xxiii. 32.

  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 consequences.

    Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee, Exult to celebrate thy festival.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., originally of the Mass, from Latin celebratus "much-frequented; kept solemn; famous," past participle of celebrare "assemble to honor," also "to publish; sing praises of; practice often," originally "to frequent in great numbers," from celeber "frequented, populous, crowded;" with transferred senses of "well-attended; famous; often-repeated." Related: Celebrated; celebrating.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To extol or honour in a solemn manner. 2 (context transitive English) To honour by rites, by ceremony of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.

  1. v. celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" [syn: observe, keep]

  2. have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating" [syn: 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 may refer to:

Celebrate (Piero Esteriore & The MusicStars song)

"Celebrate" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Piero Esteriore & The MusicStars. It was the second-ever Swiss entry to be performed in English after " Djambo, Djambo" by Peter, Sue and Marc in 1976.

Due to Switzerland missing the 2003 contest, the country was forced to participate in the semi final of the 2004 contest. here, it performed third in the running order, following Belarus' Aleksandra & Konstantin with " My Galileo" and preceding Latvia's Fomins & Kleins " Dziesma par laimi". During the performance, lead singer Piero accidentally hit himself in the face with the microphone. The song went on to receive no points from the 32 countries voting in the semi-final, coming 22nd and last. This therefore makes "Celebrate" one of the least successful Eurovision entries of all time, and the first song ever to receive zero points in the semifinals era.

The song was succeeded as Swiss representative at the 2005 contest by Vanilla Ninja with " Cool Vibes".

Category:Eurovision songs of 2004 Category:Eurovision songs of Switzerland Category:Eurovision songs that scored no points Category:2004 songs

Celebrate (Daria Kinzer song)

"Celebrate" (previously "Break a Leg") is a song by Croatian female singer Daria, written by Croatian song composer Boris Đurđević. It represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (first semifinal night) but failed to qualify for the finals.

Celebrate (James Durbin album)

Celebrate is the second album from American singer James Durbin. The album was released on April 8, 2014. The first single from the album, "Parachute", was released on November 22, 2013.

Celebrate (Three Dog Night song)

"Celebrate" is a song written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon and performed by Three Dog Night. It reached #8 in Canada and #15 on the Billboard chart in 1970. It was featured on their 1969 album, Suitable for Framing.

The song was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Celebrate (CeCe Peniston song)

"Celebrate" is a 2012 song by the singer CeCe Peniston, released as a digital single on 16 Bars Music Group on March 27, 2012.

Celebrate (Empire of the Sun song)

"Celebrate" is a song recorded by the Australian electronic duo, Empire of the Sun. It was released as the third and final single from their second studio album, Ice on the Dune, on 14 February 2014. The song was remixed by various artists and two EP digital remixes were released in February.

Celebrate (Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks song)

"Celebrate" is a duet by American recording artists Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. It was written and produced by R. Kelly for the soundtrack album Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the 2012 musical drama film Sparkle. RCA Records released "Celebrate" as the first official single from the soundtrack. It is the last song recorded by Whitney Houston before she died on February 11, 2012. It was officially released on June 5, 2012 for digital download on iTunes and Amazon. The song made its US radio premiere on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on May 21, 2012. For the week June 16, 2012, "Celebrate" debuted at number 34 on the US Adult R&B Airplay. During that same week, "Celebrate" also debuted at number 84 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and has since peaked at number 62. The accompanying music video for the song was filmed on May 30, 2012. The video was shot over two days by director Marcus Raboy. The music video made its world premiere on BET's 106 & Park on June 27, 2012.

Celebrate (Mika song)

"Celebrate" is a song by British singer and songwriter Mika. It was released as the lead single of his third studio album, The Origin of Love (2012), in the United Kingdom, Europe and America, and the second single in France. The song features American singer Pharrell Williams. It was written by Mika, Williams and Ben Garrett and produced by Peter Hayes and Nick Littlemore.

The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Some called it a "great summer song" and praised Pharrell for giving another dimension to Mika's vocals. However, some critics dismissed Mika's processed vocals and the song's rhythm. The song has charted on the French Singles Chart and on the Belgium Charts, but failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart.

Usage examples of "celebrate".

His sight, which had troubled him at intervals, became affected, and a celebrated oculist spoke of abnormality, asymetry of the pupils.

In the seventeenth century, the absolutist reaction to the revolutionary forces of modernity celebrated the patrimonial monarchic state and wielded it as a weapon for its own purposes.

The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.

Beltide, celebrate that with you, and then return to Achar for a time.

As we left the Tuileries, Patu took me to the house of a celebrated actress of the opera, Mademoiselle Le Fel, the favourite of all Paris, and member of the Royal Academy of Music.

The city of Mursa, or Essek, celebrated in modern times for a bridge of boats, five miles in length, over the River Drave, and the adjacent morasses, has been always considered as a place of importance in the wars of Hungary.

No one guessed that the mourning dress of the celebrated French writer belonged to the merchant Fromery, and that the glittering diamond agraffes in his bosom, and the costly rings on his fingers, were the property of the Jew Hirsch.

It is true, indeed, that according to a celebrated observer, Professor von Bunge, the influence of alcoholism in preceding generations is such that the daughters of such a stock are mostly unable to nurse their children.

President Lincoln issued a proclamation granting a great number of pardons upon certain specified conditions, and subsequently President Johnson issued his celebrated amnesty proclamation granting pardons to certain specified classes in the South that had participated in the Rebellion.

This famous courtezan, whose beauty was justly celebrated, feeling herself eaten away by an internal disease, promised to give a hundred louis to a doctor named Lucchesi, who by dint of mercury undertook to cure her, but Ancilla specified on the agreement that she was not to pay the aforesaid sum till Lucchesi had offered with her an amorous sacrifice.

This little yacht excursion in the Bahamas was a gift from the children to celebrate the twentieth wedding anniversary of Andrew and Billie.

Folsom to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Captain and Mrs.

His Excellency also resolved that no cleric of his archbishopric, of whatever rank or degree he be, either by himself or in the name of the communities which he represents, may or ought to go to the said functions celebrated in the convents or churches of the said Society.

Even he had celebrated, albeit a bit subdued, because Aril Nunb had been found alive and nearly well in Invisec.

If one wishes to undertake an archaeological analysis of knowledge itself, it is not these celebrated controversies that ought to be used as the guidelines and articulation of such a project.