- vt. 庆祝；举行；赞美；祝贺
- vi. 庆祝；过节；举行宗教仪式
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来自拉丁词celeber, 拥挤的，出名的。可能最终来自PIE*sker, 转，围，词源同ring, crowd. 即围起来的一群人。该词原指宗教弥撒，后指庆祝各种活动。
- celebrate (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.
- 1. The banks have had precious little to celebrate recently.
- 2. She arrived in St Ives to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
- 3. The Vietnamese government has fixed on May 19th to celebrate his anniversary.
- 4. Duncan and his triumphant soldiers celebrate their military victory.
- 5. "Maybe we could celebrate tonight." — "What did you have in mind?"
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