The definition of congratulation is giving someone your good wishes for a happy event.
An example of congratulation is what you give when someone has a new baby.
the act of congratulating
Origin of congratulationfrom Classical Latin congratulatio
- The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
- often congratulations An expression of such joy or acknowledgment: sent him my congratulations on winning the award.
Used to express such joy or acknowledgment: I heard you got a promotion. Congratulations!
- The act of congratulating.