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English verb: celebrate

1. celebrate (social) behave as expected during of holidays or rites


SamplesKeep the commandments.
Celebrate Christmas.
Observe Yom Kippur.


Synonymskeep, observe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)commemorate, mark, mourn, solemnise, solemnize

2. celebrate (social) have a celebration


SamplesThey were feting the patriarch of the family.
After the exam, the students were celebrating.


Synonymsfete


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)get together, meet


Narrower (hyponym)jollify, jubilate, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, party, racket, receive, revel, wassail, whoop it up

3. celebrate (social) assign great social importance to


SamplesThe film director was celebrated all over Hollywood.
The tenor was lionized in Vienna.


Synonymslionise, lionize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abide by, honor, honour, observe, respect









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