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    #1

    celebrate

    I saw the following sentence: "The cult of selfie culture celebrates ordinary people."

    Can "the cult" be the subject of the verb "celebrate"? Usually, people celebrate something.

    What does a native think about it? Is it natural?

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    Jason

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    Re: celebrate

    not a teacher

    This is "celebrate" in the sense of "to honour or praise publicly, to proclaim".
    Definition #4: Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

    This new film celebrates the life of Abraham Lincoln.
    He designed a restaurant that celebrates the style of the 1930s.
    Modern feminism celebrates the idea of choice.

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