Celebrated



renowned; well-known:
the celebrated authors of best-selling books.
Synonyms: illustrious.
to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities:
to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play.
to make known publicly; proclaim:
The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines.
to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or novels:
a novel celebrating the joys of marriage; the countryside celebrated in the novels of Hardy.
to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize:
to celebrate a marriage.
to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
to perform a religious ceremony, especially Mass or the Lord’s Supper.
to have or participate in a party, drinking spree, or uninhibited good time:
You look like you were up celebrating all night.
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Historical Examples

adjective
(usually prenominal) famous: a celebrated pianist, a celebrated trial
verb
to rejoice in or have special festivities to mark (a happy day, event, etc)
(transitive) to observe (a birthday, anniversary, etc): she celebrates her ninetieth birthday next month
(transitive) to perform (a solemn or religious ceremony), esp to officiate at (Mass)
(transitive) to praise publicly; proclaim
adj.

“much-talked-about,” 1660s, past participle adjective from celebrate (v.).
v.

mid-15c., originally of the Mass, from Latin celebratus “much-frequented; kept solemn; famous,” past participle of celebrare “assemble to honor,” also “to publish; sing praises of; practice often,” originally “to frequent in great numbers,” from celeber “frequented, populous, crowded;” with transferred senses of “well-attended; famous; often-repeated.” Related: Celebrated; celebrating.

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