celebrate

01. We are going to have a big party tonight to [celebrate] the end of classes.
02. My parents [celebrated] their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
03. The [celebration] at the end of term lasted all night.
04. The students shared a [celebratory] bottle of champagne following their final exam.
05. The children [celebrated] the end of school by having a picnic.
06. We [celebrated] Christmas with my wife's family in Bismarck last year.
07. Mark Twain is one of the most [celebrated] authors in American literature.
08. Amanda Bradley once said one should [celebrate] the happiness that friends are always giving, and make every day a holiday.
09. The United States [celebrated] its first birthday on July 4, 1777, in Philadelphia.
10. The [celebration] of Valentine's Day started in the time of the Roman Empire.
11. According to advertising data, nearly 80 percent of Japanese ads use [celebrities], the majority being local stars.
12. The voodoo religion of Haiti is a [celebration] of their African roots, and is expressed through dance and song.
13. In Kuwait, the birth of a child is a time of great delight and [celebration], especially if the baby is a boy.
14. An Arab proverb notes, "Never [celebrate] someone's leaving, until you know who will replace him."
15. In 1968, singer Elvis Presley [celebrated] the birth of his daughter Lisa Marie, who would later marry and divorce Michael Jackson.
16. In 1992, thousands of people in Mongolia [celebrated] as the country's new non-communist Constitution took effect.
17. The first American national holiday was [celebrated] in the United States in April of 1889.
18. You are invited to help us [celebrate] the opening of our new store this Saturday at noon.
19. In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II [celebrated] her 50th anniversary on the throne.
20. A wedding is one of life's greatest moments, a time for good wishes and [celebration].
21. There were 13 couples [celebrating] their honeymoon on the Titanic when the ship sank.
22. The first fifteen days of the Chinese New Year are spent [celebrating].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Celebrate — Cel e*brate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Celebrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Celebrating}.] [L. celebratus, p. p. of celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.] 1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • celebrate — [sel′ə brāt΄] vt. celebrated, celebrating [ME celebraten < L celebratus, pp. of celebrare, to frequent, go in great numbers, honor < celeber, frequented, populous; akin to celer, swift: see HOLD1] 1. to perform (a ritual, ceremony, etc.)… …   English World dictionary

  • celebrate — index carouse, honor, keep (fulfill), recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • celebrate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. celebratus much frequented; kept solemn; famous, pp. of celebrare assemble to honor, also to publish; sing praises of; practice often, originally to frequent in great numbers, from celeber frequented, populous, crowded;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • celebrate — commemorate, solemnize, observe, *keep …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • celebrate — [v] commemorate occasion, achievement beat the drum*, bless, blow off steam*, carouse, ceremonialize, commend, consecrate, dedicate, drink to, eulogize, exalt, extol, feast, fete, glorify, hallow, have a ball*, honor, jubilate, keep, kick up… …   New thesaurus

  • celebrate — ► VERB 1) mark (a significant occasion) with an enjoyable activity. 2) engage in festivities to mark a significant occasion. 3) honour or praise publicly. 4) perform (a religious ceremony), in particular officiate at (the Eucharist). DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • celebrate — cel|e|brate W3 [ˈselıbreıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of celebrare to visit often, celebrate , from celeber often visited, famous ] 1.) [I and T] to show that an event or occasion is important by doing something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • celebrate — celebrative, adj. celebrator, celebrater, n. celebratory /sel euh breuh tawr ee, tohr ee, seuh leb reuh /, adj. /sel euh brayt /, v., celebrated, celebrating. v.t. 1. to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to …   Universalium

  • celebrate */*/*/ — UK [ˈseləˌbreɪt] / US verb Word forms celebrate : present tense I/you/we/they celebrate he/she/it celebrates present participle celebrating past tense celebrated past participle celebrated 1) [intransitive/transitive] to do something enjoyable in …   English dictionary

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