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celebrate (one) for (something)

To honor and acclaim one for a remarkable action or achievement. We still celebrate Sir Alexander Fleming today for his discovery of penicillin.
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celebrate someone for an accomplishment

to honor someone for having done something. The people celebrated the astronaut for a successful journey. She was celebrated widely for her discovery.
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Celebrate those other things at recitals, or highlight them in your studio/school newsletter.
But you'll put a smile on someone's face, and that's a great way to celebrate any season.
It was our holiday, a trivial day made important to us because they would never let us celebrate their holiday.
That is why the European Union's success is America's success, and that is why we Americans stand second to none in claiming our right to celebrate with you this afternoon.
Why not celebrate Lady Godiva, William Shenstone, the Tipton Slasher, Frances Brett Young and others?
Personally I don't think we should celebrate St David's Day any more than we celebrate St George's Day -which is not much
Celebrate with us at the NSCAA Awards Dinner--consider it a family obligation
The WTC Seville will celebrate WTCA Day by placing the first stone for the construction of the new WTC building, with the participation of Seville's mayor
a Hong Kong-based market research firm, said that of the 7,617 people polled across nine countries and cities in the region, on average 38% said they celebrate Christmas.
More than a year ago, my family and I started tossing around ideas about how we'd like to celebrate the upcoming millennium, realizing this is, after all, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
CARDIFF boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged Wilfried Zaha to celebrate if he scores against former club Crystal Palace today.
Romita, a resident of Manipur, said: "I am very happy to celebrate Holi.
ISLAMABAD -- Majority of political and religious personalities including federal and provincial ministers will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha in their native towns, while former president Pervez Musharraf will spend his second Eid also in jail.
The five-day event began on Tuesday with traditional holiday staples like candles and oil lamps called "diyas" lit to celebrate the return of Hindu god Rama to his kingdom after years of exile.