Definition of Congratulations

1. Noun. An expression of approval and commendation. "He always appreciated praise for his work"

Exact synonyms: Extolment, Kudos, Praise
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation
Specialized synonyms: Superlative, Encomium, Eulogy, Paean, Panegyric, Pean, Eulogium, Eulogy, Good Word, Recommendation, Testimonial, Compliment
Derivative terms: Extol, Praise



Definition of Congratulations

1. Interjection. Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation ¹

2. Noun. (plural of congratulation) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Congratulations

1. congratulation [n] - See also: congratulation

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Literary usage of Congratulations

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. In Darkest Africa, Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"Many greetings and warmest congratulations on your marvellous and heroic ... United States to tender his congratulations to you upon the success which VOL. ..."

2. Life of Andrew Hull Foote: Rear-admiral United States Navy by James Mason Hoppin (1874)
"MY DEAR ADMIRAL,—It was my intention to have sent my congratulations on your ... You know that my congratulations and regard are none the less sincere than ..."

3. One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick (1913)
"IV congratulations IF Milly had any misgivings or inner revolt that first night, it would have been dispelled by the unfeigned joy of her father and her ..."

4. Gems of Chinese Literature by Herbert Allen Giles (1884)
"congratulations ON A FIRE. I have received the letter informing me that your house has been attacked by fire, and that you have lost everything. ..."

5. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"I have just heard that you have been the recipient of an imposing mass of congratulations, good wishes and grateful acknowledgments for public service ..."

6. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1897)
"... Duty—Thanks for his Manner of transacting the Business of his Department—Jay to King—congratulations on his Return—Hale to King—congratulations, etc. ..."

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