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congratulate Explained

congratulate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


congratulate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of congratulari 'to wish happiness', from com- ( COM-) + gratus 'pleasing']//
1 to tell someone that you are happy because they have achieved something or because something nice has happened to them: --He never even stopped to congratulate me.// congratulate sb on sth// --She congratulated me warmly on my exam results.// congratulate sb for (doing) sth// --All three are to be congratulated for doing so well.//
2 congratulate yourself (on sth): to feel pleased and proud of yourself because you have achieved something or something good has happened to you// --I congratulated myself on my good fortune.// -- congratulatory/k[hA353]ngr[zB024]t[hA35D][hA36A]le[hA366]t[hA368]ri $ -gr[zB024]t[hA35D][hA36A]l[hA353]t[hA350][hA359]ri/ adj // --congratulatory messages//

congratulate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:


congratulate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 ~ sb (on sth) to tell sb that you are pleased about their success or achievements:
I congratulated them all on their results. * The authors are to be congratulated on producing such a clear and authoritative work.
2 ~ yourself (on sth) to feel pleased and proud because you have achieved sth or been successful at sth:
You can congratulate yourself on having done an excellent job.

Congratulate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Congratulate \Con*grat"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Congratulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congratulating}.] [L.
congratulatus, p. p. of congratulari to wish joy abundantly;
con- + gratulari to wish joy, from gratus pleasing. See
To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on
account of some happy event affecting the person addressed;
to wish joy to.

It is the king's most sweet pleasure and affection to
congratulate the princess at her pavilion. --Shak.

{To congratulate one's self}, to rejoice; to feel
satisfaction; to consider one's self happy or fortunate.

Syn: {To Congratulate}, {Felicitate}.

Usage: To felicitate is simply to wish a person joy. To
congratulate has the additional signification of
uniting in the joy of him whom we congratulate. Hence
they are by no means synonymous. One who has lost the
object of his affections by her marriage to a rival,
might perhaps felicitate that rival on his success,
but could never be expected to congratulate him on
such an event.

Felicitations are little better than
compliments; congratulations are the expression
of a genuine sympathy and joy. --Trench.

Congratulate \Con*grat"u*late\, v. i.
To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with
one's country. [R.] --Swift.

The subjects of England may congratulate to themselves.

congratulate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 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}]

congratulate at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|gratulate Inter: qualifier » archaic


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » congratulor|lang=la, from Inter: term » gratus||blessing|lang=la.


* Inter: audio » en-us-congratulate.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-congratulate.ogg|Audio (UK)


    Inter: en-verb » congratulat|ing

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


    Inter: trans-top » to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|يهنئ|tr=Yohanni'|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շնորհավորել|tr=shnorhavorel|sc=Armn
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|поздравявам|tr=pozdravjavam|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|честитя|tr=čestitja|sc=Cyrl
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|blahopřát, Inter: t- » cs|gratulovat
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|gratulere
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|feliciteren, Inter: t+ » nl|gelukwensen
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|gratuli
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|onnitella, Inter: t- » fi|toivottaa onnea
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|féliciter
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|მილოცვა|tr=miloc'va|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|gratulieren, Inter: t- » de|beglückwünschen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συγχαίρω|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|ברך|tr=berákh|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gratulál
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|gratular
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tahniah
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|cogherjaghey
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|parabenizar
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|ferici, Inter: t+ » ro|ura
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|поздравлять|tr=pozdravlját'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|поздравить|tr=pozdrávit'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|честитати|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|čestitati
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|felicitar
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|heko
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|gratulera, Inter: t- » sv|lyckönska, Inter: t+ » sv|gratta
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|అబినందించు|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * congratulable
    • congratulant
    • congratulating
    • congratulation
    • congratulations
    • congratulative
    • congratulator
    • congratulatory

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  • Inter: conjugation of » congratulare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » congratulare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|congratulato

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    Category: Category:Italian verb forms -
    Translation: de » congratulate
    Translation: et » congratulate
    Translation: el » congratulate
    Translation: eo » congratulate
    Translation: fa » congratulate
    Translation: fr » congratulate
    Translation: ko » congratulate
    Translation: hr » congratulate
    Translation: io » congratulate
    Translation: it » congratulate
    Translation: kn » congratulate
    Translation: sw » congratulate
    Translation: lt » congratulate
    Translation: hu » congratulate
    Translation: mg » congratulate
    Translation: ml » congratulate
    Translation: my » congratulate
    Translation: ja » congratulate
    Translation: pl » congratulate
    Category: simple:congratulate -
    Translation: fi » congratulate
    Translation: ta » congratulate
    Translation: te » congratulate
    Translation: vi » congratulate
    Translation: zh » congratulate