con·​cel·​e·​brate | \ kən-ˈse-lə-ˌbrāt How to pronounce concelebrate (audio) , kän- \
concelebrated; concelebrating; concelebrates

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

Other Words from concelebrate

concelebration \ (ˌ)kän-​ˌse-​lə-​ˈbrā-​shən How to pronounce concelebration (audio) , kən-​ \ noun

First Known Use of concelebrate

1847, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for concelebrate

Medieval Latin concelebratus, past participle of concelebrare, from Latin, to frequent, celebrate, from com- + celebrare to celebrate

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“Concelebrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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