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verb     celebrate pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecelebrating
past tensecelebrated
past participlecelebrated
  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’ve just finished their exams and have gone 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
  3. 3
    [transitive] to perform a religious ceremony, especially a Christian Mass

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