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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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By showing them the celebrating of City before the game and then tell them, 'if we win, don't celebrate like this?' "The boys celebrate how they celebrate.
For 25 years, this family has been celebrating in Dubai
The envoy shared the video on social media with the message: 'Best wishes to everyone celebrating #EidAlAdha this week - in Pakistan, the UK and around the world.'
Manchester City taunted their rivals by posting a dressing-room video of themselves celebrating victory over Tottenham by chanting: "Park the bus Man United." United were yesterday left hanging on for a win at WestBrom but are still 11 points behind City -- and it has left boss Mourinho (above) in no mood to party the City way.
City's players are understood to have been celebrating raucously and playing loud music but Guardiola insists that is nothing out of the ordinary.
We have been celebrating National Day by taking part in programmes around the town.
While Vangsness was busy celebrating Kwanzaa, her co-stars spent Christmas in a variety of ways.
If someone wants to celebrate the birth of Jesus they can freely do so with no complaints from us atheists; it would be nice if they would extend to us the same courtesy and stop trying to tell us what we should be celebrating.
This year's National Theme is "Celebrating 20 years of quality Adult Learning in Namibia" while the international community will celebrate the week under the theme "Cultivating Peace".
Afghans are celebrating 91st year of freedom tomorrow, with the country still struggling to recover from centuries of wars.
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We have such talent and enthusiasm we should be celebrating this.
Most Hindu temples will be celebrating the festival to rejoice in the oneness of all people to bring universal happiness where people of all faiths are invited to join in the festivities.
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