what is difference between celebrate and lionize
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.
- IPA(key): /ˈsɛl.ɪ.bɹeɪt/, /ˈsɛl.ə.bɹeɪt/
celebrate (third-person singular simple present celebrates, present participle celebrating, simple past and past participle celebrated)
- (transitive) To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
- Synonym: fete
- (transitive) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly.
- Synonyms: observe, keep
- (intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
- (transitive) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to perform with appropriate rites.
- Synonym: solemnize
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.”
- 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
- present adverbial passive participle of celebri
- inflection of celebrare:
- second-person plural present indicative
- second-person plural imperative
- second-person plural present active imperative of celebrō
From lion + -ize.
- enPR: lī’-ə-nīz, IPA(key): /ˈlaɪənaɪz/
lionize (third-person singular simple present lionizes, present participle lionizing, simple past and past participle lionized)
- (transitive) To treat (a person) as if they were important, or a celebrity.
- (transitive) To visit famous places in order to revere them.