What does congratulation mean?

Definitions for congratulation
kənˌgrætʃ əˈleɪ ʃən or, often, -ˌgrædʒ-, kəŋ-con·grat·u·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. congratulation, felicitationnoun

    the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

  2. congratulation, felicitationnoun

    (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

    "I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage"


  1. congratulationnoun

    The act of congratulating.

  2. Etymology: cognate with.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Congratulationnoun

    Etymology: from congratulate.


  1. congratulation

    Congratulation is the act of expressing happiness, joy, or approval for someone because of an achievement, success, milestone or positive event that has happened in their life. It is also often used as a way to show support or appreciation. This can be expressed in different forms such as words, gestures, gifts, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congratulationnoun

    the act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic pleasure

  2. Etymology: [L. congratulatio: cf. F. congratulation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congratulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congratulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of congratulation in a Sentence

  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.

  2. Christie Brinkley:

    Congratulation to the glowing bride and groom, And to my daughter Alexa, who has a wonderful friend in Alexis! Wishing the growing family every happiness!

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    A sesquipedalian
    B numinous
    C askant
    D pecuniary

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