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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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Meanwhile, the Governor House was opened for orphans of the city so that they could celebrate Eid.
'And I don't get crossed with my friends when they fail to celebrate with me on my birthday.
'Now it is better because young people have started to celebrate Meak Bochea and Vesak Bochea Day, while many people come to the pagoda,' he said.
We also celebrate Christmas Day with a turkey dinner complete with roast potatoes, gravy, stuffing and the occasional sprout.
67% of Bulgarians will be staying at home on New Yearas Eve, 17% will be guests to somebody, 11% will welcome the New Year in a restaurant, and 3% will celebrate on the central square.
"I wouldn't run over to anyone or the opposing fans, I'd run over to my fans and if it was my first goal on Saturday or the Saturday after, whenever it is, I'll be happy and I'll celebrate with my fans."
Diwali is a lot like Christmas in the UK, and the UAE is providing expats with a lot of freedom to celebrate as well."
by Times News ServiceThe association celebrates this occasion every year to raise awareness among the members of the society.
He said that some Afghan families living in Ekkaghund, Shabqadar Matta and Munda camp would also celebrate Eid the same day.
The Spaniard said: "I encourage the players to celebrate the victories, but of course inside the locker room.
The 44-year-old star said that although it is a new holiday, Kwanzaa is a wonderful thing to celebrate. The festival began on Dec.
The Springfield Country Fair earned a special designation this year that might interest other communities and organizations, the Celebrate Manitoba program.
THEY are the kids who only get to celebrate their real birthday every four years - so yesterday was a very big day.
OUR Conservative MP has told residents in North Warwickshire that they must celebrate his Chancellor's Autumn Statement on spending.