Thesaurus

celebrate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of celebrate

  1. 1 to proclaim the glory of a personal essay that celebrates the single life Synonyms of celebrate bless, carol, praise, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resoundWords Related to celebrate adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms of celebrate blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)

  2. 2 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony a mixed family that celebrates both the Christian and Jewish religious holidays Synonyms of celebrate keep, commemorate, observeWords Related to celebrate bless, consecrate, sanctify, solemnize; fete (or fête), honor, laud, praise; memorialize, rememberNear Antonyms of celebrate blow off, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlookAntonyms of celebrate break, transgress, violate

Synonym Discussion of celebrate

keep, observe, celebrate, commemorate mean to notice or honor a day, occasion, or deed. keep stresses the idea of not neglecting or violating.
    • kept the Sabbath by refraining from work
observe suggests marking the occasion by ceremonious performance.
    • not all holidays are observed nationally
celebrate suggests acknowledging an occasion by festivity.
    • traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving with a huge dinner
commemorate suggests that an occasion is marked by observances that remind one of the origin and significance of the event.
    • commemorate Memorial Day with the laying of wreaths


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