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concelebrate

verb con·cel·e·brate \kən-ˈse-lə-ˌbrāt, kän-\

Definition of CONCELEBRATE

transitive verb
:  to participate in (a Eucharist) as a joint celebrant who recites the canon in unison with other celebrants
intransitive verb
:  to participate as a celebrant in a concelebrated Eucharist
con·cel·e·bra·tion \(ˌ)kän-ˌse-lə-ˈbrā-shən, kən-\ noun

Origin of CONCELEBRATE

Medieval Latin concelebratus, past participle of concelebrare, from Latin, to frequent, celebrate, from com- + celebrare to celebrate
First Known Use: 1879

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