1. behave as expected during of holidays or rites

- celebrate Christmas

Similar word(s): keep, observe

Definition categories: social

2. have a celebration

- After the exam, the students were celebrating

Similar word(s): fete

Definition categories: social, meet

3. assign great social importance to

- The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood

Similar word(s): lionise, lionize

Definition categories: social, honor, honour, observe, respect

Sentences with celebrate as a verb:

- to celebrate the name of the Most High

- to celebrate a birthday

- I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate!

- to celebrate a marriage