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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, 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.]

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Gordon Ramsay:

    When the champagne arrived, I went over to congratulate them - and he hadn’t asked her! i was like, how am I going to get out of that?

  2. Sean Lien:

    We congratulate Mr Ko, i'm sorry I didn't win this election.

  3. Tristan Loraine:

    This is the first public acknowledgment by an airline of a problem which this industry, including my own airline, has spent decades denying. I congratulate EasyJet for having the vision and courage which no other airline had.

  4. Carmen Gloria Quintana:

    This opens a new chapter in human rights in Chile, the truth has come late, and I hope that justice comes, too. I congratulate this former conscript for his bravery, and for finding the courage to tell the truth.

  5. 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.

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
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