Celebrate

Definition of Celebrate

Cel´e`brate
v. t.1.To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
[imp. & p. p. Celebrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Celebrating.]
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.
From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
- Lev. xxiii. 32.
3.To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.
- Atterbury.
Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
Exult to celebrate thy festival.
- Thomson.

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