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Meaning & Definition of Celebrate in English

English

Celebrate

/sɛləbret/

verb

1. Behave as expected during of holidays or rites

  • "Keep the commandments"
  • "Celebrate christmas"
  • "Observe yom kippur"
    synonym:
  • observe
  • ,
  • celebrate
  • ,
  • keep

2. Have a celebration

  • "They were feting the patriarch of the family"
  • "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
    synonym:
  • celebrate
  • ,
  • fete

3. Assign great social importance to

  • "The film director was celebrated all over hollywood"
  • "The tenor was lionized in vienna"
    synonym:
  • lionize
  • ,
  • lionise
  • ,
  • celebrate

Examples of using

The UN has made November 20 Universal Children's Day. On this date, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child. In Brazil, Children's Day is October 12.
After a few years in place of "The international language of Dr. Esperanto" the short name "Esperanto" came into use. Therefore on this day we celebrate all over the world the 125th anniversary of Esperanto.
Today we celebrate Africa Day.