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congratulateverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈɡræt.jʊ.leɪt/
B2 to ​praise someone and say that you ​approve of or are ​pleased about a ​special or ​unusualachievement: I was just congratulating Ceri on winning/on havingwon her ​race.

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congratulatory
adjective uk   /kənˌɡræt.jʊˈleɪ.tər.i/  us   /-ˈɡrætʃ.əl.ə.tɔːr-/
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 ​expressingpleasure 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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