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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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When we celebrate the lives of young musicians as kids, who, like their peers are just teenagers trying to find their place in the world, audiences become engaged--everyone loves to hear the stories behind the kids.
It was our holiday, a trivial day made important to us because they would never let us celebrate their holiday.
However important these may be, it is equally vital to celebrate innovative and thoughtful uses of real construction--imagination realized in volume, light and materials.
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.
Of course, you'd like to be able to celebrate Christmas dinner on Christmas, but after playing so many tournaments for so many years, you just learn to deal with it.
What, for example, does it mean to celebrate the Eucharist as food (bread and wine) in a place where we idolize and demonize food, where we are increasingly disconnected from the sensual pleasures of good food?
PALMDALE - The Palmdale Playhouse will celebrate the spirit of Americana with a three-day festival of dance, story, song and even science during the ninth annual Harvest Moon Festival.
Among other things, the Eucharist celebrates forgiveness.
Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Camarillo, were among some 60,000 worshippers who saw John Paul celebrate Mass the following night in Dodger Stadium.
Company Also Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Commercial Sales Program
Each year, the church celebrates its varied groups with a multicultural festival in which foreign languages are used at mass and groups perform native songs and dances, said the Rev.
Small business owners can earn statewide recognition by entering the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program.
6 - the day the Armenian church celebrates the birth of Christ.
Renaissance celebrates the soul of Black America, featuring the poetry of the legendary Langston Hughes and iconic filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles
Television writer Adam Armus, who was born on leap year 40 years ago, said people frequently ask him when he celebrates his birthday.
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