noun (C) someone who performs or takes part in a religious ceremony celebrate /'selibreIt/ verb
1 (I, T) to show that an event or occasion is important by doing something special or enjoyable: It's Dad's birthday and we're going out for a meal to celebrate. | We've bought champagne to celebrate Jan's promotion. | celebrate sth: My folks are celebrating their 50th anniversary. | celebrate Christmas/Thanksgiving etc: The Chinese celebrate their New Year in January or February.
2 (T) formal to praise someone or something in speech or writing: poems that celebrate the joys of love
3 to perform a religious ceremony, especially the Christian Mass

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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