congratulatory


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.congratulatory - expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune; "a congratulatory telegram"; "the usual congratulatory crowd was conspicuously absent"; "a gratulatory address"
felicitous - exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker"

congratulatory

adjective
Translations
للتَّهْنِئَه
blahopřejný
gratulations-lykønsknings-
gratulálóköszöntőüdvözlő
heillaóska-
blahoprajný
kutlayıcı

congratulatory

[kənˈgrætjʊlətərɪ] ADJde felicitación

congratulatory

[kənˌgrætʃuˈleɪtəri] adj [message, letter] → de félicitations

congratulatory

adj card, telegramGlückwunsch-; look, toneanerkennend; I wrote him a congratulatory letter on …ich gratulierte ihm brieflich zu …; she bought me a congratulatory drinksie lud mich ein, um mit mir darauf zu trinken or anzustoßen

congratulatory

[kənˈgrætjʊlətrɪ] adj (telegram, speech) → di congratulazioni

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.
References in classic literature ?
The congratulatory letter which Elizabeth received from Lydia on her marriage, explained to her that, by his wife at least, if not by himself, such a hope was cherished.
Elton's voice from the sittingroom had not checked her, and made it expedient to compress all her friendly and all her congratulatory sensations into a very, very earnest shake of the hand.
Well, I love you so much that I can't make nice, light, congratulatory little speeches.
Phil had heard of the baby's birth, but not of its death, and she wrote Anne a congratulatory letter of sweet mirth which hurt her horribly.
The pretty Miss Mansfield has already received the congratulatory visits on her approaching marriage with a young Englishman, John Melbourne, Esq.
There then ensued between the physician and the archdeacon one of those congratulatory prologues which, in accordance with custom, at that epoch preceded all conversations between learned men, and which did not prevent them from detesting each other in the most cordial manner in the world.
Yes,' replied Squeers, staggering in his chair under the congratulatory blow on the chest which the stout Yorkshireman dealt him; 'thankee.
I therefore issued a congratulatory proclama- tion to my army in these words:
which deepened Beaufort's frown; but he produced a good semblance of a congratulatory smile as he glanced at Archer to say: "You know May's going to carry off the first prize.
Mrs Bangham, expert in sudden device, with one hand fanned the patient with a cabbage leaf, and with the other set traps of vinegar and sugar in gallipots; at the same time enunciating sentiments of an encouraging and congratulatory nature, adapted to the occasion.
Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends.
Even the triumphant issue of his labors could not save him from reaction after so terrible an exertion, and at a time when Europe was ringing with his name and when his room was literally ankle-deep with congratulatory telegrams I found him a prey to the blackest depression.