Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CELEBRATE, verb transitive

1. To praise; to extol; to commend; to give to; to make famous; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.

The grave cannot celebrate thee. Isaiah 38:18.

2. To distinguish by solemn rites; to keep holy.

From even to even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath. Leviticus 23:32.

3. To honor or distinguish by ceremonies and marks of joy and respect; as, to celebrate the birth day of Washington; to celebrate a marriage.

4. To mention in a solemn manner, whether of joy or sorrow.