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fete (verb) honor at a festival/celebration.
When a person is feted, they are honored at a celebration held specially for the purpose. To fete someone is to felicitate them. A victorious team returning home is feted at special functions we hold for the purpose. An organization fetes its member if they accomplish something extraordinary.
- The cricketing prodigy was feted by the school in which he had studied, for his having broken the world record for the highest number of centuries, and that too at a very young age.
- The pupils and the management of the school feted their teacher for winning the best teacher award for the year, by presenting her a purse and a citation.