Definition of Congratulate

1. Verb. Say something to someone that expresses praise. "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

Exact synonyms: Compliment
Generic synonyms: Praise
Derivative terms: Compliment, Congratulation, Congratulatory



2. Verb. Express congratulations.
Exact synonyms: Felicitate
Generic synonyms: Bid, Wish
Derivative terms: Congratulation, Congratulation, Congratulatory, Felicitation, Felicitation, Felicity

3. Verb. Be proud of. "He prides himself on making it into law school"
Exact synonyms: Plume, Pride
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Congratulation, Congratulatory, Pride

4. Verb. Pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement.
Exact synonyms: Preen
Generic synonyms: Crow, Gloat, Triumph
Derivative terms: Congratulation, Congratulatory

Definition of Congratulate

1. v. t. To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to.

2. v. i. To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country.

Definition of Congratulate

1. Verb. to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Congratulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Congratulate

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congratulate (current term)
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Literary usage of Congratulate

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1839)
"It was necessary to congratulate the Romans upon their late victory, and to receive the applauses he deserved for the part he had taken in the war against ..."

2. The World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1906)
"We congratulate him and the world on what he did for peace between Russia and Japan, ... We congratulate him upon hie victory in securing the passage ..."

3. Annual Report by Minneapolis (Minn.), Board of Park Commissioners (1903)
"committee, and to congratulate the city on the happy result. And I am sure that it is the wish of every member of this Board that no condition may ever ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The Spanish ambassador will attend to congratulate the illustrious centenarian in the name of the government of his native country, and addresses will be ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"POPULAR NATURAL HISTORY1 WE have to congratulate the publishers of this fine volume on its appearance, for, on a cartful perusal, it strikes us as very ..."

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