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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 ?
May I offer my good wishes, and, I hope, my congratulations?"
The judge was full of congratulations and curiosity.
He begins with congratulations on the approaching nuptials of my eldest daughter, of which, it seems, he has been told by some of the good-natured, gossiping Lucases.
Gilbert arrived at dusk, brimming over with congratulations, for he had called at Orchard Slope and heard the news.
My dear Mother,--I return you Reginald's letter, and rejoice with all my heart that my father is made easy by it: tell him so, with my congratulations; but, between ourselves, I must own it has only convinced ME of my brother's having no PRESENT intention of marrying Lady Susan, not that he is in no danger of doing so three months hence.
In the outer office Wemmick offered me his congratulations, and incidentally rubbed the side of his nose with a folded piece of tissuepaper that I liked the look of.
As the bridal group approached, a hearty cheer was raised in the Rainbow yard; and Ben Winthrop, whose jokes had retained their acceptable flavour, found it agreeable to turn in there and receive congratulations; not requiring the proposed interval of quiet at the Stone-pits before joining the company.
When I came back from fielding this last ball I found him embracing his bat, and to my sour congratulations he could at first reply only with hysterical sounds.
I went to the place where my shop was, opened it, and received from my fellow-merchants congratulations on my return.
He finished and, getting up, embraced and kissed Pierre, who, with tears of joy in his eyes, looked round him, not knowing how to answer the congratulations and greetings from acquaintances that met him on all sides.
He set very little value on human sympathy, in his attacks of illness; and he bore congratulations impatiently, in his intervals of health.
Congratulations. Tell people." He dictated it aloud, saying: "We must let them share our rejoicing." Darya Alexandrovna, getting the message, simply sighed over the rouble wasted on it, and understood that it was an after-dinner affair.