festejar

festejar(
fehs
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teh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to party)
a. to celebrate
Mañana festejamos el cumpleaños de mi hermana.We're celebrating my sister's birthday tomorrow.
2. (to honor)
a. to entertain
La universidad festejó a sus exalumnos por el décimo aniversario de su graduación.The university entertained its alumni for the tenth anniversary of their graduation.
b. to wine and dine
Festejaron al invitado con un banquete.They wined and dined their guest with a banquet.
3. (to flatter)
a. to laugh at
Deja de festejar todo lo que dice.Stop laughing at everything he says.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to woo)
a. to court
A mi abuelo le encanta contar cómo festejaba a mi abuela.My grandfather loves to tell the way he courted my grandmother.
festejarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (party, holiday, occasion)
a. to be celebrated
Su boda se festejó por todo lo alto.Their wedding was celebrated in style.
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festejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (celebrar)
a. to celebrate
2. (agasajar)
a. to entertain
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (celebrarse)
a. to be celebrated
festejar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to wine and dine; entertain
2 (celebrar) to celebrate
3 (cortejar) to woo; court
4 (México) (azotar) to thrash
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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