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congratulate

con·grat·u·late

congratulate

 
 
pronunciation:
kn grae ch leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: congratulated, congratulates, congratulating
definition: to praise and express pleasure when a good thing happens to someone.
His friends congratulated him on getting his driver's license.
antonyms:
curse
similar words:
cheer, compliment, praise, salute
derivations: congratulatory (adj.), congratulator (n.)
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