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 (kən-grăts′) Informal
Congratulations: sent him my congrats.
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(kənˈɡræts) or chiefly Brit


pl n, sentence substitute
informal shortened forms of congratulations
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(kənˈgræts, kəŋ-)

n., interj. Informal.
[1880–85; by shortening]
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[kənˈgræts] EXCL (esp Brit) → ¡enhorabuena!, ¡felicidades!
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interj (dated inf)gratuliere!
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Simon Zebo said: "Yessss brother, congrats to ye both."
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David Beckham - currently president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City - was the first to pitch in with his congratulations saying: "Amazing new mate congrats and tell woody congrats from me@robbiekeane," before quickly correcting his typo adding: "I meant exciting news haha so happy for you mate@robbiekeane."
Taking to Twitter, Ghafoor shared, 'Heartiest congrats Ahad, Sajal and families on the engagement.
There were shout-outs from two presidents who have played with the five-time champion, congrats from a cavalcade of actors and musicians and most fitting, perhaps, were the celebratory toasts from a parade of A-list athletes including Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant and Serena Williams.
'COAS congrats team Pakistan on winning T20 Tri Series at Zimbabwe also retaining T20 top cricket team ranking.
She captioned the video "Thousand congrats to Dumoo, the daughter of Dijla and Forat.
Congrats to outplayed won't stand putting a teammate " His opposite number Mashrafe Mortaza, who earned the man of the match award for taking four for 29 - having earlier boosted Bangladesh's total with a quickfire 44 - called on players from both sides to watch their behaviour.
Congrats to Chaundel Presley DNP on being elected as Director of Practice!
Five-year-old children will also be invited to take part in the 'Metro Congrats' contest: A video footage showing participating children extending congratulations to the Dubai Metro on the occasion.