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    fete vs celebrate

    "He was feted with dinner on his 80th birthday."

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    "He was celebrated with dinner on his 80th birthday."

    What would be the difference between "to fete" and "to celebrate"?

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    Re: fete vs celebrate

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "He was feted with dinner on his 80th birthday."

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    "He was celebrated with dinner on his 80th birthday."

    What would be the difference between "to fete" and "to celebrate"?

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    Re: fete vs celebrate

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    He was feted, his birthday was celebrated.

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    Re: fete vs celebrate

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    He was feted, his birthday was celebrated.
    Do we use them in different contexts?

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    Re: fete vs celebrate

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Do we use them in different contexts?
    The context of the fêting and celebration is the same, but the co-text is different; bhaisahab has given you the correct usage.

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