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Celebrate vs. Observe

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Celebrateverb

(transitive) To extol or honour in a solemn manner.

‘to celebrate the name of the Most High’;

Observeverb

(transitive) To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

‘From this vantage point we can observe the behavior of the animals in their natural habitat.’;

Celebrateverb

(transitive) To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.

‘to celebrate a birthday’;

Observeverb

(transitive) To follow or obey the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion).

‘Please observe all posted speed limits.’;

Celebrateverb

(intransitive) To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.

‘I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate!’;

Observeverb

(intransitive) To comment on something; to make an observation.

‘The senator observed that the bill would be detrimental to his constituents.’;

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Celebrateverb

(transitive) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.

‘to celebrate a marriage’;

Observeverb

To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.

‘Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread.’; ‘He wolde no such cursedness observe.’; ‘Must I budge? Must I observe you?’; ‘With solemn purpose to observeImmutably his sovereign will.’;

Celebrateverb

To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.

Observeverb

To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to notice; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army; to observe an accident.

Celebrateverb

To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.

‘From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.’;

Observeverb

To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.

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Celebrateverb

To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.

‘We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.’; ‘Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,Exult to celebrate thy festival.’;

Observeverb

To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.

Celebrateverb

celebrate, as of holidays or rites;

‘Keep the commandments’; ‘celebrate Christmas’; ‘Observe Yom Kippur’;

Observeverb

To make a remark; to comment; to make an observation{3}; - generally with on or upon.

‘I have barely quoted . . . without observing upon it.’;

Celebrateverb

have a celebration;

‘They were feting the patriarch of the family’; ‘After the exam, the students were celebrating’;

Observeverb

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;

‘She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water’; ‘We found traces of lead in the paint’;

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Celebrateverb

assign great social importance to;

‘The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood’; ‘The tenor was lionized in Vienna’;

Observeverb

make mention of;

‘She observed that his presentation took up too much time’; ‘They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing’;

Observeverb

observe with care or pay close attention to;

‘Take note of this chemical reaction’;

Observeverb

watch attentively;

‘Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals’;

Observeverb

show respect towards;

‘honor your parents!’;

Observeverb

celebrate, as of holidays or rites;

‘Keep the commandments’; ‘celebrate Christmas’; ‘Observe Yom Kippur’;

Observeverb

follow with the eyes or the mind;

‘Keep an eye on the baby, please!’; ‘The world is watching Sarajevo’; ‘She followed the men with the binoculars’;

Observeverb

observe correctly or closely;

‘The pianist kept time with the metronome’; ‘keep count’; ‘I cannot keep track of all my employees’;

Observeverb

conform one's action or practice to;

‘keep appointments’; ‘she never keeps her promises’; ‘We kept to the original conditions of the contract’;

Observeverb

notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant

‘she observed that all the chairs were already occupied’;

Observeverb

watch (someone or something) carefully and attentively

‘Rob stood in the hallway, from where he could observe the happenings on the street’;

Observeverb

take note of or detect (something) in the course of a scientific study

‘the behaviour observed in groups of chimpanzees’;

Observeverb

make a remark

‘‘It's chilly,’ she observed’; ‘a stockbroker once observed that dealers live and work in hell’;

Observeverb

fulfil or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation)

‘a tribunal must observe the principles of natural justice’;

Observeverb

maintain (silence) in compliance with a rule or custom, or temporarily as a mark of respect

‘a minute's silence will be observed’;

Observeverb

perform or take part in (a rite or ceremony)

‘relations gather to observe the funeral rites’;

Observeverb

celebrate or acknowledge (an anniversary)

‘they observed the one-year anniversary of the flood’;

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