Definition of celebrate :
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.
3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
mention, go along, notice, remember, proceed, find, lionise, consecrate, hold, continue, signalize, magnify, exalt, respect, keep, abide by, take note, hold open, maintain, save, stay fresh, retain, panegyrize, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, restrain, lionize, keep on, prevent, remark, forget, sustain, preserve, keep open, whoop it up, hold back, watch, dedicate, laughter, keep back, discover, sanctify, eulogize, detect, overlook, extol, live it up, go on, honour, admire, mark, note, feast, hold on
celebrate (part of speech: verb)
commemorate, enjoy, party, glorify, frolic, hallow, carouse, inaugurate, jubilate, rejoice, venerate, laud, fete, proclaim, make merry, hail, solemnize, exult, memorialize, praise, revel, salute, trumpet, observe, acclaim, honor, cheer
- But I'll cut it out for tonight, after supper, and tomorrow, when the job's done, I'll celebrate." - "The Lash", Olin L. Lyman.
- Once more new editions were made of standard works, poets arose to celebrate the deeds of the monarch, and books became multiplied. - "Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations", Archibald Sayce.
- Living at an epoch which naturally marks the progress of the history of our native land, we have come hither to celebrate the great event with which that history commenced. - "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.