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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.
See also: an, celebrate, for
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"When there's a birthday party that you will have to attend, you try to determine what things the birthday celebrator do not have.
The prices of these fabrics range from N500 per pack to N150,000 depending on the class, status, and taste of the celebrator. They are mostly sewn in native blouse and wrapper/skirt or gown for women and native shirt and trousers/wrapper and even `agbada' for men.
The celebrator chose a lavish Chinese theme for the celebration, inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood movie, 'Crazy Rich Asians.'
Full Sail Brewmaster John Harris, and Celebrator Beer News Publisher and Editor Tom Dalldorf.
Happy birthday to our celebrator today, Jacqui Maniquis.
He described the attainment of professorship by the celebrator as a victory not only for him and his family but a victory for all.
Nonetheless, he still wished Teejay to 'have the most wonderful time celebrating Christmas eve with the birthday celebrator our Lord Jesus Christ.'
Last year Tom Dalldorf of the Celebrator Beer News called Anderson Valley's Beer Festival, "a gathering like Woodstock combined with the pagan excesses of Burning Man all in one place." Organizers said that this year's fest will be even better.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the celebrator also donated rice, milk, noodles, clothes and shoes to the destitute in appreciating God for preserving his life in the past 50 years.
Our badminton group marks birthdays by treating the celebrator to a wonderful meal of his choice.
Beating out the more than 150 beers--Merchant Du Vin from Atlanta, Ga took home the "Official Beer of City Walk" title with Ayinger's Celebrator. The first runner-up was Pipers Pale Ale from Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, FL, and second runner-up was Brooklyn Chocolate Stout from Brooklyn Brewery.
In his opening remarks, the vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka, represented by the deputy vice-chancellor (Administration), Professor Kayode Adebowale described the celebrator as a person who is committed to duties and responsibilities despite his commitment to many things.
Meanwhile, the birthday celebrator also received a delicious cake from her niece Inah de Belen and her rumored boyfriend, Jhake Vargas.
Musical entertainment will be pro vided by the local "Bleeding Blues Band" as well as the "Rolling Boil Blues Band," anchored by Celebrator Beer News publisher Tom Dalldorf.
Jonathan Chantong, celebrator Ayna Ong and John Chantong.