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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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Is it because we're genuinely invested in the impossible goal of stitching together a pride celebration that fairly represents every single member of our 10% demographic across the board?
As part of the sale, Lexin Capital agreed to retain and uphold the architectural design standards established by The Celebration Company.
Regarding Florentine women as spectators during the celebration of San Giovanni, she claims: "These ornamented creatures became living testaments to their husbands' ability to dress them well; relics of their masters' wealth and power" (33) In Trexler's Public Life the phrase "relics of their masters' wealth and power" (249) refers to the goods displayed by artisans during the mostra, not to the wives of the Florentines.
Here Bodnar stresses the growing class tensions that infiltrated patriotic celebrations and argues that popular expressions of the past emphasized images of local founders and events.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- Based on Travelocity's latest data, air travel to the New Orleans area for the weekend leading up to Mardi Gras' grand celebrations has increased by 75 percent in 2007.
Although the celebration is changeless in some respects, it is continually reinventing itself in others.
Some 15,000 people attended the Seezdah Bedar celebration at Lake Balboa, said Battalion Chief Patrick Butler of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The total budget in 1995 was $150,000, and now the total budget is over a half million," says Donna Narducci, executive director of Atlanta's pride festival committee, who has been involved with the celebration for more than a decade.
Liturgically speaking, the commemoration of Jesus' birth is not just a single celebration.
IN2000, however, gives equal weight to the option of reserving the Eucharist in a chapel or "in the sanctuary, apart from the altar of celebration.
Through its exclusive LIVE online broadcast of the CCTV (China Central Television) Chinese New Year's Gala and Celebration from Beijing this weekend, MediaZone again demonstrates the power of Social TV to bring global audiences both the content they desire and the means to actively engage with that content.
Known as Nowruz, the Iranian or Persian New Year celebration of life and renewal started March 20, the first day of spring, and lasts 13 days.
Even before last year's disappointment, the celebration was limping along.
Held May 18, this year's celebration included a college fair, a march through the streets of Boston, and an all-day festival along the Charles River.
Both days--while solemn and subdued in some ways--were marked by a celebration of family unity focused around a meal.