What does congratulate mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word congratulate.

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

  2. Origin: 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
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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. Sean Lien:

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

  2. Donald Trump:

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

  3. John Adams:

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

  4. Moshe Tamssot:

    When he appeared carrying the tray, I knew I had to congratulate him for making the effort.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

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

Images & Illustrations of congratulate

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