part of speech: verb

inflections: celebrates, celebrating, celebrated

definition 1: to make special or honor with gifts, parties, or activities.

  • The town is celebrating the holiday with a parade.

synonyms: observe

definition 2: to perform as part of public worship.

  • The priest celebrates Mass every Sunday.

synonyms: observe


part of speech: intransitive verb

definition: to do special things to honor a person or an occasion or to express happiness concerning some event.

  • My sister graduated from college, so we’re having a big party to celebrate.

synonyms: rejoice

antonyms: grieve, mourn

derivations: celebrative (adj.), celebratory (adj.), celebrator (n.)