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Definitions for congratulate
kənˈgrætʃ əˌleɪt or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ-con·grat·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compliment, congratulateverb

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

  2. congratulate, felicitateverb

    express congratulations

  3. pride, plume, congratulateverb

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

  4. preen, congratulateverb

    pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement

Wiktionary

  1. congratulateverb

    to express one's sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for

  2. Etymology: From congratulor, from gratus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congratulateverb

    to address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to

  2. Congratulateverb

    to express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Congratulate

    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, -ātuscon, inten., gratulārigratus, pleasing.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congratulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congratulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of congratulate in a Sentence

  1. Christy Smith:

    While it's critical that we ensure every vote is counted and recorded, we believe that the current tally shows Mike Garcia is the likely victor in the May 12th special election. As such, I'd like to congratulate him.

  2. Shari Redstone:

    It is my firm belief that whoever may succeed my father as Chair at each company should be someone who is not a Trustee of my father’s trust or otherwise intertwined in Sumner Redstone family matters, but rather a leader with an independent voice, i was honored to nominate Les as the CBS Chair and am delighted to congratulate him on his new position.

  3. Stephanie Schriock:

    Madeleine has been fighting for progressive policies in Pennsylvania House of Representatives for six years, and we are thrilled that she is another step closer to taking that fight to the halls of Congress, the women and working families of this district will be well-served by a champion like Madeleine, which is why we are so proud to stand with her and congratulate her tonight.

  4. David Axelrod:

    We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process of the election they engaged in with all of the parties that engage in that election, as you know the hard work of coalition building now begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks and we're going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we're not going to weigh in one way of the other except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump family, and pray for Donald Trump success.

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