(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. disport, gambol, romp, carouse; delight in, enjoy. See pleasure. —n. lark, spree, carouse. See amusement, rejoicing.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. carousal, frolic, festivity; see celebration 2 , entertainment 1 .
1. [To make merry]
Syn. frolic, carouse, rejoice, party; see celebrate 3 , play 1 .
2. [To take pleasure; used with in]
Syn. indulge, delight, relish, luxuriate in; see enjoy 1 , like 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
celebrate, delight in, *party, *party hearty, take pleasure, *cut loose, rejoice, make merry, *whoop it up, enjoy, *get a kick out of, be festive, carouse, *have a ball, bask.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To take extravagant pleasure: bask, indulge, luxuriate, roll, rollick, wallow. See LIKE. 2. To show joyful satisfaction in an event, especially by merrymaking: celebrate, rejoice. Idioms: kill the fatted calf, make merry. See LAUGHTER. 3. To behave riotously: carouse, frolic, riot, roister. Informal: hell (around). Idioms: blow off steam, cut loose, kick over the traces, kick up one's heels, let go, let loose, make merry, make whoopee, paint the town red, raise Cain (or the devil or hell), whoop it up. See RESTRAINT. II noun 1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event. Often used in plural: celebration, festivity, merrymaking, rejoicing, revelry. See LAUGHTER. 2. Joyful, exuberant activity. Often used in plural: conviviality, festival, festiveness, festivity, fun, gaiety, jollity, merriment, merrymaking, revelry. See LAUGHTER.

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