say something to someone that expresses praise
"He complimented her on her last physics paper"
pride, plume, congratulate(verb)
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
to express one's sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for
Etymology: From congratulor, from gratus.
to address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to
to express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-grat′ū-lāt, v.t. to wish joy to on any fortunate event: to felicitate: to consider one's self fortunate in some matter.—adj. Congrat′ulant, expressing congratulation.—n. a congratulator.—ns. Congratulā′tion, act of congratulating: an expression of joy or sympathy; Congrat′ulator.—adj. Congrat′ulatory. [L. congratulāri, -ātus—con, inten., gratulāri—gratus, pleasing.]
The numerical value of congratulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of congratulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of congratulate in a Sentence
We are disappointed to learn that we were not chosen by the Olympic Committee, we congratulate Boston, which is a great city and would make a fantastic host.
I don't blame them, I blame our leaders, in fact, I congratulate leaders of other leaders for so crazily being able to make those trade deals that were so good for their country and bad for the United States.
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.
I want to congratulate Ted Cruz, he's a tough, smart competitor.
I congratulate the British people for beating the political elite in both London and Brussels and I think we can do the same, the Dutch would like to be in charge again of their own budget, their national borders and their immigration policy.
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- честитя, поздравявамBulgarian
- gratulovat, blahopřátCzech
- beglückwünschen, gratulierenGerman
- onnitella, toivottaa onneaFinnish
- feliciteren, gelukwensenDutch
- ura, fericiRomanian
- поздравить, поздравлятьRussian
- čestitati, честитатиSerbo-Croatian
- gratulera, gratta, lyckönskaSwedish
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