What does congratulate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compliment, congratulate(verb)

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

  2. congratulate, felicitate(verb)

    express congratulations

  3. pride, plume, congratulate(verb)

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

  4. preen, congratulate(verb)

    pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement

Wiktionary

  1. congratulate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From congratulor, from gratus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congratulate(verb)

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

  2. Congratulate(verb)

    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.]

How to pronounce congratulate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say congratulate in sign language?

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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. Mayor Edwin M. Lee:

    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.

  2. President Trump:

    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.

  3. John Adams:

    No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I want to congratulate Ted Cruz, he's a tough, smart competitor.

  5. Geert Wilders:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of congratulate

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