celebrated

If something is celebrated, it's famous. Your town's celebrated restaurant — the one everybody knows and talks about — might be a modest barbecue joint.

A celebrated writer is an important, well-known one, like Ernest Hemingway or Maya Angelou. In your family, a celebrated figure might be the cousin who visits every summer and tells the best stories. As long as someone is talked about and revered by a group of people, they're celebrated. This adjective comes from the verb celebrate and its Latin root celebrare, "to sing praises of."

Definitions of celebrated
1

adj widely known and esteemed

“a celebrated musician”
Synonyms:
famed, famous, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned
known
apprehended with certainty

adj having an illustrious past

Synonyms:
historied, storied
glorious
having or deserving or conferring glory

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