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congratulateverb [T]

uk   /kənˈɡrætʃ.ə.leɪt/  us   /kənˈɡrætʃ.ə.leɪt/
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   /kənˌɡrætʃ.əˈleɪ.tər.i/  us   /kənˈɡrætʃ.əl.ə.tɔːr.i/
a congratulatory speech
(Definition of congratulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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congratulateverb [T]

 us   /kənˈɡrætʃ·əˌleɪt, -ˈɡrædʒ-/
to praise someone by expressing pleasure at that person's success or happiness: I congratulated Jill on winning the award.
(Definition of congratulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “congratulate”
in Korean 축하하다…
in Arabic يُهَنِّيء…
in Malaysian mengucapkan tahniah…
in French féliciter (qqn de qqch.)…
in Russian поздравлять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 祝賀, 慶賀, 恭喜…
in Italian congratularsi con…
in Turkish tebrik etmek, kutlamak…
in Polish gratulować…
in Spanish felicitar…
in Vietnamese chúc mừng…
in Portuguese congratular, parabenizar…
in Thai แสดงความยินดี…
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…
in Indonesian mengucapkan selamat…
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