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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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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. Forrest Fenn:

    I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries.

  2. Herbert Diess:

    I want to congratulate you. With all this competition in Germany it is a great achievement, i thank you for pioneering, for pulling us and pushing us. Elon is the innovator.

  3. Abu Mohammad al-Adnani:

    Our caliph, God save him, has accepted the pledge of loyalty of our brothers of Boko Haram so we congratulate Muslims and our jihadi brothers in West Africa.

  4. 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.

  5. Danny Danon:

    Based on the results we see now, Prime Minister Netanyahu has won the election. I congratulate the prime minister, we shall work together as a united party for victory in the coming elections.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. foreordained
    • B. elusive
    • C. eloquent
    • D. adscripted

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