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English definition of “congratulation”

congratulation

noun     /kənˌɡræt.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
congratulations [plural] A2 something that you say when you want to congratulate someone: "I passed my driving test yesterday." "Did you? Congratulations!" Congratulations on your engagement!Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down [U] the act of congratulating someone: He sent her a note of congratulation on her election victory.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of congratulation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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