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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cel·e·brate /ˈsɛləˌbret/
 (vt.)(vi.)慶祝,祝賀,舉行

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cel·e·brate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Celebrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Celebrating.]
 1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
 2. To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.
    From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.   --Lev. xxiii. 32.
 3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
 Syn: -- To commemorate; distinguish; honor.
 Usage: -- To Celebrate, Commemorate. We commemorate events which we desire to keep in remembrance, when we recall them by some special observace; as, to commemorate the death of our Savior. We celebrate by demonstrations of joy or solemnity or by appropriate ceremonies; as, to celebrate the birthday of our Independence.
    We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.   --Atterbury.
 Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
 Exult to celebrate thy festival.   --Thomson.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 celebrate
      v 1: celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments";
           "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" [syn: observe,
            keep]
      2: have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the
         family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
         [syn: fete]
      3: assign great social importance to; "The film director was
         celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in
         Vienna" [syn: lionize, lionise]