Meaning of “congratulations” in the English Dictionary

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"congratulations" in American English

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congratulationsexclamation, plural noun

us /kənˌɡrætʃ·əˈleɪ·ʃənz, -ˌɡrædʒ-/

an expression communicating to someone how pleased you are about his or her success or happiness:

“I passed my driving test.” “Congratulations!”
Give him my congratulations when you see him.

(Definition of “congratulations” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)