Celebrate vs Praise - What's the difference?

celebrate | praise |

As verbs the difference between celebrate and praise

is that celebrate is to extol or honour in a solemn manner while praise is to give praise to.

As a noun praise is

commendation; favourable representation in words.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To extol or honour in a solemn manner.
  • to celebrate the name of the Most High
  • To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.
  • to celebrate a birthday
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  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated , while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.}}
  • To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.
  • I was promoted today at work—let’s celebrate !
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  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.}}
  • To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.
  • to celebrate a marriage

    Usage notes

    In sense “to conduct ceremonies, to follow a custom”, generally used of festive occasions, such as Christmas and birthdays. For more solemn occasions, particularly certain religious holidays (“holy days”) and commemorations, the term observe is used instead, as in “This office will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.”






    (en noun)
  • commendation; favourable representation in words
  • worship
  • Synonyms

    * See


    * blame * criticize * See

    Derived terms

    * damn with faint praise * praiseworthy * sing the praises


  • To give praise to.
  • Antonyms

    * blame


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