Congratulate Definition

kən-grăchə-lāt, -grăj-, kəng-
congratulated, congratulates, congratulating
congratulated, congratulates, congratulating
To express to (a person) one's pleasure at good fortune or success; felicitate.
Congratulate the winner.
Webster's New World
To rejoice at; celebrate.
Webster's New World
To greet; hail.
Webster's New World
congratulate oneself
  • to take pride (in one's accomplishment, etc.)
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Congratulate

  • 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

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