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verb celebrate pronunciation in American English /ˈseləˌbreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycelebrate
he/she/itcelebrates
present participlecelebrating
past tensecelebrated
past participlecelebrated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to do something enjoyable in order to show that an occasion or event is special

    Let’s have a party to celebrate your birthday.

    The team is celebrating their third successive win.

    They finished their exams and went out to celebrate.

  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to show admiration for someone or something in a piece of writing, music, or art or in a ceremony

    Their songs celebrate the ancient culture.

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