Definitions of congratulate

  1. To rejoice with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To rejoice with, or express sympathetic pleasure to, on account of some happy event. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To wish much joy to on any fortunate event. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To wish joy to; felicitate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To express sympathetic pleasure in the joy or good fortune of (another). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. express congratulations Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To express pleasure or joy to one on account of some fortunate event; to wish joy to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To profess one's joy to another on account of some event deemed happy or fortunate; to wish joy to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for congratulate

  1. " Congratulate me, my Captain," said Drysdale; " I'm well out of it at last." – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. If they have gone into a smaller house, let them congratulate themselves at the thought that it takes less time to keep a small house clean than a big one. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage