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con·grat·u·la·tion

 (kən-grăch′ə-lā′shən, -grăj′-, kəng-)
n.
1. The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
2. often congratulations An expression of such joy or acknowledgment: sent him my congratulations on winning the award.
interj. congratulations
Used to express such joy or acknowledgment: I heard you got a promotion. Congratulations!

congratulations

(kənˌɡrætjʊˈleɪʃənz)
pl n, sentence substitute
expressions of pleasure or joy; felicitations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congratulations - an expression of approval and commendationcongratulations - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
superlative - an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
encomium, paean, panegyric, pean, eulogy - a formal expression of praise
eulogium, eulogy - a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
good word, recommendation, testimonial - something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
compliment - a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

congratulations

plural noun
1. good wishes, greetings, compliments, best wishes, pat on the back, felicitations, Cngrtultns (S.M.S.) I offer you my congratulations on your appointment as chairman.
interjection
1. good wishes, greetings, compliments, best wishes, felicitations, Cngrtultns (S.M.S.) Congratulations! You have a healthy baby boy.
Translations
blahopřeji
lykønskninger
onnittelutonneaonneksi olkoon
félicitationsfélicitation
Čestitam!
gratulálokgratulálunk
おめでとう
축하
gratulacjagratulacje
čestitke
gratulationer
การแสดงความยินดี
những lời chúc mừng

congratulations

[kənˌgrætjʊˈleɪʃənz] NPLfelicitaciones fpl (on por) congratulations!¡enhorabuena!, ¡felicidades!
congratulations on your new job!¡enhorabuena or felicidades por tu nuevo trabajo!

congratulations

plGlückwunsch m, → Glückwünsche pl; to offer/send one’s congratulationsgratulieren, jdn beglückwünschen/jdm gratulieren, jdm seine Glückwünsche senden
interj(ich) gratuliere!, herzlichen Glückwunsch!; (iro)gratuliere!; congratulations on …!herzlichen Glückwunsch or herzliche Glückwünsche zu …!

congratulations

[kənˌgrætjʊˈleɪʃnz] npl congratulations (on)congratulazioni fpl (per)
to give sb one's congratulations → fare le (proprie) congratulazioni a qn
congratulations! → congratulazioni!, rallegramenti!

congratulations

مَبْرُوك blahopřeji lykønskninger Glückwünsche συγχαρητήρια enhorabuena, felicitaciones onnittelut félicitations Čestitam! congratulazioni おめでとう 축하 gefeliciteerd gratulasjoner gratulacje parabéns поздравления gratulationer การแสดงความยินดี tebrikler những lời chúc mừng 祝词

congratulations

interj (obst, etc.) ¡Felicidades! ¡Enhorabuena! (esp. Esp)
References in classic literature ?
I knew Brooke would have it all his own way, he always does, for when he makes up his mind to accomplish anything, it's done though the sky falls," said Laurie, when he had presented his offering and his congratulations.
Jurgis could take up a two-hundred-and-fifty-pound quarter of beef and carry it into a car without a stagger, or even a thought; and now he stood in a far corner, frightened as a hunted animal, and obliged to moisten his lips with his tongue each time before he could answer the congratulations of his friends.
One thing more," said George, as he stopped the congratulations of the throng; "you all remember our good old Uncle Tom?
The judge was full of congratulations and curiosity.
Jennings, who called on her again the next day with her congratulations, that she had never seen him in such spirits before in her life.
Pray accept my congratulations," said Miss Garth, bristling all over with implied objections to Frank -- "my congratulations, and my apologies.
When the newly-married pair came home, the first person who appeared, to offer his congratulations, was Sydney Carton.
Accordingly, these little birds hopped out with great dignity; leaving me to receive the congratulations of Traddles, and to feel as if I were translated to regions of exquisite happiness.
After a pause, they both heartily congratulated me; but there was a certain touch of sadness in their congratulations, that I rather resented.
William de Wyvil and Stephen de Martival, the marshals of the field, were the first to offer their congratulations to the victor, praying him, at the same time, to suffer his helmet to be unlaced, or, at least, that he would raise his visor ere they conducted him to receive the prize of the day's tourney from the hands of Prince John.
The viscount, therefore, remained in the room watching Christine as she slowly returned to life, while even the joint managers, Debienne and Poligny, who had come to offer their sympathy and congratulations, found themselves thrust into the passage among the crowd of dandies.
I went to the place where my shop was, opened it, and received from my fellow-merchants congratulations on my return.