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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.


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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