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congratulate

verb [T] uk   /kənˈɡræt.jʊ.leɪt/ us  
B2 to praise someone and say that you approve of or are pleased about a special or unusual achievement: I was just congratulating Ceri on winning/on having won her race.
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congratulatory
adjective uk   /kənˌɡræt.jʊˈleɪ.tər.i/ us    /-ˈɡrætʃ.əl.ə.tɔːr-/
a congratulatory speech
Translations of “congratulate”
in Korean 축하하다…
in Arabic يُهَنِّيء…
in French féliciter (qqn de qqch.)…
in Turkish tebrik etmek, kutlamak…
in Italian congratularsi con…
in Chinese (Traditional) 祝賀, 慶賀, 恭喜…
in Russian поздравлять…
in Polish gratulować…
in Spanish felicitar…
in Portuguese congratular, parabenizar…
in German gratulieren…
in Catalan felicitar…
in Japanese (人)にお祝いを言う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祝贺, 庆贺, 恭喜…
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