Congratulate meaning

kən-grăch'ə-lāt', -grăj'-, kəng-
To express to (a person) one's pleasure at good fortune or success; felicitate.

Congratulate the winner.

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To congratulate is to praise or compliment someone or to offer them good wishes when something good happens.

When you say "Great job, good for you!" to someone who is graduating, this is an example of a situation where you congratulate the graduate.

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To express one's joy or good wishes to (someone) regarding that person's achievement or good fortune.

Congratulated her on her promotion.

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To rejoice at; celebrate.
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To greet; hail.
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To express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for.
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congratulate oneself
  • To take pride (in one's accomplishment, etc.).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

congratulate oneself

Origin of congratulate

  • Latin congrātulārī congrātulāt- com- com- grātulārī to rejoice (from grātus pleasing gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin congratulor, from gratus (“blessing”).
    From Wiktionary