AskDefine | Define congratulate

Dictionary Definition

congratulate

Verb

1 say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper" [syn: compliment]
2 express congratulations [syn: felicitate]
3 be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school" [syn: pride, plume]
4 pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement [syn: preen]

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English

Etymology

From Latin congratulari, from gratus, “pleasing”.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for

Translations

to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for

Italian

Verb

congratulate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative|congratulare#Italian, congratulare
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