Definition of celebrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



; ˈselɪbreɪt
1 [intransitive, transitive] to show that a day or an event is important by doing something special on itJake's passed his exams. We're going out to celebrate.celebrate something We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Florence.How do people celebrate New Year in your country?2 [transitive] celebrate something to perform a religious ceremony, especially the Christian Communion service3 [transitive] celebrate somebody/something (formal) to praise somebody/somethingsongs that celebrate the joys of romantic lovea movie celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King