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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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last month, he said it was done to avoid the "bad habit" of celebratory gunfire.
The celebratory sale is open for all customers and is for 24 hours only, starting from 00:01 hours and ending at 23:59 hours on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
QIC hosted the celebratory event at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.
For the New Year's Eve revelry, more police officials are in denial about cases of celebratory gunfire in their jurisdictions, despite reports of about a dozen injuries from stray bullets.
Celebratory gunfire across Pakistan claims dozens of lives and leaves hundreds wounded every year especially on the occasion of New Year and Independence Day.
"This measure was a way to criminalize celebratory gunfire to make sure this doesn't happen to somebody else."
Al-Sayyed honoured the military band with a shield and certificates of thanks in recognition of their contribution to the success of the national celebratory function.
More celebratory events are planned by the club during 2015.
In spite of its illegality, many locals consider firework displays and celebratory gunfire an inherent part of the wedding ceremony.
The charges were also connected to sexual violence in Cairo's central square during large celebratory gatherings.
Children demonstrate their cooking skills at The Food For Life celebratory ceremony event at Garden Organic, Ryton.
And while it will be some time before his son, Harry, aged six, gets involved, the celebratory events will not only be for family but for the whole community too.
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