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celebrate
American English: /ˈsɛləˌbreɪt/
British English: /ˈsɛlɪbreɪt/

Translation of celebrate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (anniversary/birthday/success)
    celebrar
    festejar
    Example sentences
    • ‘The radio link will allow women on the outer islands to report on their activities to celebrate the day,’ says Teao.
    • For their part, the Central Festival Center organized music shows, dance demonstrations and a whole day of fun activities to celebrate the historic event.
    • Afterwards the wedding party celebrated the great day at the Seven Oaks, Carlow.
    Example sentences
    • A Lisselton woman celebrates a birthday with a difference this Tuesday as she reaches the magical 100 mark.
    • Orkney's oldest resident celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, reaching the grand old age of 103.
    • Mr Clinton was delighted to hear that Orla will be celebrating her tenth birthday on the tenth anniversary of the first IRA ceasefire next week.
  • 2 (praise) [formal] (virtues/deeds)
    celebrar [literary]
    loar [literary]
    paintings that celebrate nature
    pinturas que son un canto a la naturaleza
    pinturas que son una loa a la naturaleza [literary]
    Example sentences
    • The media across the Islamic Arab world have endorsed that promise, praised the film, and celebrated its new life in the United States.
    • Several universities, institutes and schools in the U.S., India and other countries have been honouring Chawla with awards celebrating her spirit.
    • Those honoured include celebrated benefactor John Harrison, brewer Joshua Tetley and cricket legend Sir Leonard Hutton.
  • 3
    (Mass/the Eucharist)
    celebrar
    Example sentences
    • Travers celebrated the Requiem Mass and delivered a lovely ceremony celebrating the life of Dessie and referring to his special love for music and life.
    • It was the first time the enrolment ceremony for these Sacraments was celebrated within the Mass.
    • The Pope said Catholic priests were forbidden to celebrate Eucharistic liturgies with Protestant ministers.

intransitive verb

  • we won: let's celebrate!
    ¡ganamos, vamos a celebrarlo or festejarlo!
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