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English definition of “congratulate”

congratulate

verb [T]     /kənˈɡrætʃʊleɪt/
B2 to tell someone that you are happy because they have done something good or something good has happened to them: Did you congratulate Cathy on her engagement?Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of congratulate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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