• IPA: /kənˈɡɹæ.t͡ʃʊˌleɪt/, /-t͡ʃə-/
  • (America, sometimes) IPA: /kənˈɡɹæ.d͡ʒʊˌleɪt/, /-d͡ʒə-/

congratulate (congratulates, present participle congratulating; past and past participle congratulated)

  1. To express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for.
    Remind me to congratulate Dave and Lisa on their wedding.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

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