Congratulation meaning

kən-grăchə-lāshən, -grăj-, kəng-
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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.

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The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
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The act of congratulating.
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Used to express such joy or acknowledgment.

I heard you got a promotion. Congratulations!

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An expression of such joy or acknowledgment.

Sent him my congratulations on winning the award.

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The act of congratulating.
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Origin of congratulation

  • From Middle French, con- +‎ gratulation, cognate with Latin congratulor (congrātulor, “I congratulate”).

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