renowned; well-known: the celebrated authors of best-selling books. illustrious.

celebrate + -ed2

celebratedness, noun
uncelebrated, adjective
well-celebrated, adjective

See famous.
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verb (used with object), celebrated, celebrating.
to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play.
to make known publicly; proclaim: The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines.
to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or novels: a novel celebrating the joys of marriage; the countryside celebrated in the novels of Hardy.
to perform with appropriate rites and ceremonies; solemnize: to celebrate a marriage.
verb (used without object), celebrated, celebrating.
to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
to perform a religious ceremony, especially Mass or the Lord's Supper.
to have or participate in a party, drinking spree, or uninhibited good time: You look like you were up celebrating all night.

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin celebrātus past participle of celebrāre to solemnize, celebrate, honor, equivalent to celebr- (stem of celeber) often repeated, famous + -ātus -ate1

celebrative, adjective
celebrator, celebrater, noun
celebratory [sel-uh-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, suh-leb-ruh-] , adjective
precelebrate, verb, precelebrated, precelebrating.
recelebrate, verb, recelebrated, recelebrating.
uncelebrating, adjective

celebrate, celibate, cerebrate.

1. honor, solemnize. 3. laud, glorify, honor, applaud, commend.
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celebrate (ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt)
1.  to rejoice in or have special festivities to mark (a happy day, event, etc)
2.  (tr) to observe (a birthday, anniversary, etc): she celebrates her ninetieth birthday next month
3.  (tr) to perform (a solemn or religious ceremony), esp to officiate at (Mass)
4.  (tr) to praise publicly; proclaim
[C15: from Latin celebrāre, from celeber numerous, thronged, renowned]

celebrated (ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪtɪd)
(usually prenominal) famous: a celebrated pianist; a celebrated trial

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Word Origin & History

1465, from L. celebratus pp. of celebrare "to frequent in great numbers, assemble to honor," from celeber "frequented, populous." Celebrated "much-talked-about" is from 1665.
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Example sentences
The accomplishment being celebrated connects the people present, but it also
  distinguishes them from others as well.
Some celebrated this development as an opportunity to elevate the discourse on
  social policy, especially on issues of race.
The provost and others celebrated my grant, although they did not support my
  challenge of my non-reappointment.
Jellyfish should be celebrated as one of our planet's ultimate survivalists.
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