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
When he appeared carrying the tray, I knew I had to congratulate him for making the effort.
I congratulate Congresswoman-Elect Debbie Lesko and look forward to welcoming Debbie Lesko to National Republican groups conference, debbie Lesko is a strong conservative whose values truly reflect those of the voters in Arizona’s Eighth District. The NRCC was proud to support Debbie Lesko and National Republican groups targeted and early investments proved to be a difference maker in the race.
I just wanted to congratulate Rodrigo Duterte Fast FactsPanelo because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem.
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.
I've reached out to congratulate all of the newly-elected African American Members of Congress on their win, including Representatives-Elect Love and Hurd, and to invite them to join the Congressional Black Caucus, government is most effective when both parties work together for the greater good of the country. I have no doubt that all of the new Members of Congressional Black Caucus will bring their own unique perspective and skills, further solidifying our strength as a Caucus.
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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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