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con·grat·u·late

 (kən-grăch′ə-lāt′, -grăj′-, kəng-)
tr.v. con·grat·u·lat·ed, con·grat·u·lat·ing, con·grat·u·lates
To express one's joy or good wishes to (someone) regarding that person's achievement or good fortune: congratulated her on her promotion.

[Latin congrātulārī, congrātulāt- : com-, com- + grātulārī, to rejoice (from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

con·grat′u·la′tor n.
con·grat′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

congratulate

(kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (usually foll by on) to communicate pleasure, approval, or praise to (a person or persons); compliment
2. (often foll by on) to consider (oneself) clever or fortunate (as a result of): she congratulated herself on her tact.
3. obsolete to greet
[C16: from Latin congrātulārī, from grātulārī to rejoice, from grātus pleasing]
conˌgratuˈlation n
conˈgratuˌlator n
conˈgratulatory, conˈgratulative adj

con•grat•u•late

(kənˈgrætʃ əˌleɪt or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ-)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to express pleasure to (a person) on a happy occasion, praiseworthy accomplishment, or good fortune.
2. to feel satisfaction or pride in (oneself) for an accomplishment or good fortune: She congratulated herself on her narrow escape.
3. Archaic. to express sympathetic joy or satisfaction at (an event).
4. Obs. to salute.
[1540–50; < Latin congrātulātus, past participle of congrātulārī=con- con- + grātulārī to give thanks (to the gods)]
con•grat′u•la`tor, n.
con•grat′u•la•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

congratulate


Past participle: congratulated
Gerund: congratulating

Imperative
congratulate
congratulate
Present
I congratulate
you congratulate
he/she/it congratulates
we congratulate
you congratulate
they congratulate
Preterite
I congratulated
you congratulated
he/she/it congratulated
we congratulated
you congratulated
they congratulated
Present Continuous
I am congratulating
you are congratulating
he/she/it is congratulating
we are congratulating
you are congratulating
they are congratulating
Present Perfect
I have congratulated
you have congratulated
he/she/it has congratulated
we have congratulated
you have congratulated
they have congratulated
Past Continuous
I was congratulating
you were congratulating
he/she/it was congratulating
we were congratulating
you were congratulating
they were congratulating
Past Perfect
I had congratulated
you had congratulated
he/she/it had congratulated
we had congratulated
you had congratulated
they had congratulated
Future
I will congratulate
you will congratulate
he/she/it will congratulate
we will congratulate
you will congratulate
they will congratulate
Future Perfect
I will have congratulated
you will have congratulated
he/she/it will have congratulated
we will have congratulated
you will have congratulated
they will have congratulated
Future Continuous
I will be congratulating
you will be congratulating
he/she/it will be congratulating
we will be congratulating
you will be congratulating
they will be congratulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been congratulating
you have been congratulating
he/she/it has been congratulating
we have been congratulating
you have been congratulating
they have been congratulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been congratulating
you will have been congratulating
he/she/it will have been congratulating
we will have been congratulating
you will have been congratulating
they will have been congratulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been congratulating
you had been congratulating
he/she/it had been congratulating
we had been congratulating
you had been congratulating
they had been congratulating
Conditional
I would congratulate
you would congratulate
he/she/it would congratulate
we would congratulate
you would congratulate
they would congratulate
Past Conditional
I would have congratulated
you would have congratulated
he/she/it would have congratulated
we would have congratulated
you would have congratulated
they would have congratulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.congratulate - say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
2.congratulate - express congratulations
bid, wish - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
3.congratulate - be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
4.congratulate - pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction

congratulate

verb compliment, pat on the back, wish joy to She congratulated him on the birth of his son.

congratulate

verb
1. To pay a compliment to:
Idiom: take off one's hat to.
2. To be proud of (oneself), as for an accomplishment or achievement:
Translations
يُهنّئيُهَنِّئُ
blahopřát
gratulereønske til lykkeønske tillykke
onnitella
čestitati
gratulál
óska til hamingju
祝う
축하하다
pasveikinimassveikinimo
apsveiktsveikt
blahopriať
čestitati
gratulera
แสดงความยินดี
kutlamaktebrik etmek
chúc mừng

congratulate

[kənˈgrætjuleɪt] VTfelicitar
to congratulate sb (on sth/on doing sth)felicitar a algn (por algo/por hacer algo)
my friends congratulated me on passing my testmis amigos me felicitaron por aprobar el examen

congratulate

[kənˈgrætʃʊleɪt] vt [+ person] → féliciter
to congratulate sb on sth → féliciter qn de qch
to congratulate sb on doing sth → féliciter qn d'avoir fait qch
My friends congratulated me on passing the test → Mes amis m'ont félicité d'avoir réussi à l'examen.
to congratulate o.s. → se féliciter
to congratulate o.s. on sth → se féliciter de qch

congratulate

vtgratulieren (+dat) (also on birthday, engagement etc), → beglückwünschen (on zu); you are to be congratulated on not having given upman kann Ihnen nur gratulieren, dass Sie nicht nachgegeben haben

congratulate

[kənˈgrætjʊˌleɪt] vt to congratulate sb (on sth/on doing sth)congratularsi con qn (per qc/per aver fatto qc)

congratulate

(kənˈgrӕtjuleit) verb
(often with on) to express pleasure and joy to (a person) at a happy event, a success etc. She congratulated him on passing his driving test.
conˈgratulatory (-lə-) adjective
conˌgratuˈlation noun
(usually in plural). Warmest congratulations on the birth of your baby; a message of congratulation.

congratulate

يُهَنِّئُ blahopřát ønske til lykke gratulieren συγχαίρω felicitar onnitella féliciter čestitati congratularsi 祝う 축하하다 feliciteren lykkeønske pogratulować felicitar, parabenizar поздравлять gratulera แสดงความยินดี kutlamak chúc mừng 庆贺