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
British Dictionary definitions for celebrative
Word Origin for celebrate
Word Origin and History for celebrative
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.