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congratulate

con·grat·u·late

congratulate

 
 
pronunciation:
kn grae ch leIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: congratulated, congratulates, congratulating
definition: to praise, acknowledge, and express one's pleasure at the achievement or good fortune of (a person or group).
The losing team congratulated the winners.I congratulated him on passing his exam.
synonyms:
felicitate
antonyms:
curse
similar words:
acknowledge, applaud, cheer, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise, salute
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derivations: congratulatory (adj.), congratulator (n.)
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