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
Synonyms for celebrate
Examples from the Web for celebrative
Historical Examples of celebrative
All colors in the wall except gloomy black; all the music in the major-key, because celebrative and jubilant.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage
Word Origin 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.