|v. t.||1.||To extol or honor in a solemn manner; |
|2.||To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; |
|3.||To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; |
We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.
|Verb||1.||celebrate - celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"|
|2.||celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"|
|3.||celebrate - assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"|