verb (used with object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
verb (used without object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
Origin of celebrate
Examples from the Web for celebrate
Rashad was there to celebrate the release of the Civil Rights drama Selma.
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
He was told he could go back home to his house arrest to celebrate the New Year with his wife and their two children.
To celebrate the year, here are the top 10 anti-science salvos of 2014.
Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men of wit and learning employ themselves to celebrate his talents, and to express their approbation of his writings.
Whatever is good for a harvest home celebration may be used to celebrate Thanksgiving.Special Days and their Observance|Anonymous
Let Mr. Morse immediately take the house and issue invitations for a great ball to celebrate Miss Juanita's engagement.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
Perhaps Hephaistion drank out of it, or Nearchus, to celebrate his return from India.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
Then they celebrate their victory by some sort of jollification that lasts half the night.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
British Dictionary definitions for celebrate
Word Origin for celebrate
Word Origin and History for celebrate
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.