celebrate vs lionise what difference

what is difference between celebrate and lionise

English

Etymology

From Middle English celebraten, from Latin celebratus, past pariticiple of celebrō (frequent, go to in great numbers, celebrate, honor, praise), from celeber (frequented, populous). Displaced native Old English fæġnian.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪt/, /ˈsɛl.ə.bɹeɪt/

Verb

celebrate (third-person singular simple present celebrates, present participle celebrating, simple past and past participle celebrated)

  1. (transitive) To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
    Synonym: fete
  2. (transitive) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly.
    Synonyms: observe, keep
  3. (intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
  4. (transitive) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to perform with appropriate rites.
    Synonym: solemnize

Usage notes

In sense “to conduct ceremonies, to follow a custom”, generally used of festive occasions, such as Christmas and birthdays. For more solemn occasions, particularly certain religious holidays (“holy days”) and commemorations, the term observe is used instead, as in “This office will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.”

Related terms

  • celebrant
  • celebrated
  • celebration
  • celebrative
  • celebrator
  • celebratory
  • celebrity

Translations

Further reading

  • celebrate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • celebrate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • celebrate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • erectable

Esperanto

Adverb

celebrate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of celebri

Italian

Verb

celebrate

  1. inflection of celebrare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Anagrams

  • cablerete

Latin

Verb

celebrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of celebrō


English

Etymology

lion +‎ -ise

Verb

lionise (third-person singular simple present lionises, present participle lionising, simple past and past participle lionised)

  1. (British spelling) Alternative spelling of lionize

Derived terms

  • lionisation
  • lioniser

Anagrams

  • elision, isoline

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