kən-grăchə-lāshən, -grăj-, kəng-
The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
The act of congratulating.
An expression of such joy or acknowledgment.
Sent him my congratulations on winning the award.
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.
- best wishes
- Often used in plural: commendation
Used to express such joy or acknowledgment.
I heard you got a promotion. Congratulations!
Other Word Forms of Congratulation
Origin of Congratulation
From Middle French, con- + gratulation, cognate with Latin congratulor (congrātulor, “I congratulate”).
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