congratulate

01. I would just like to [congratulate] the newly married couple on this, the most important day in their lives.
02. The office staff bought a lovely gift to [congratulate] Bjork on the birth of her first child.
03. The couple received letters of [congratulation] from all over the country.
04. [Congratulations]! You got the job.
05. First of all, let's have a round of applause to [congratulate] those who organized this wonderful event.
06. My former boss actually gave me a [congratulatory] bouquet of flowers when he heard I had gotten a new job.
07. Your parents phoned to [congratulate] you on your graduation.
08. The old couple received a [congratulatory] letter from the President on the 60th anniversary of their marriage.
09. [Congratulations]! You have a beautiful, healthy baby girl!
10. He walked through the crowd shaking hands and receiving [congratulations] on a job well done.
11. [Congratulations] must be given to my opponent, who played an outstanding game and certainly deserved this win.
12. I am writing to [congratulate] you on your acceptance to the position of vice-president of overseas operations.
13. The young couple received telegrams of [congratulations] from their friends around the world on the day of their wedding.
14. In Bahrain, a new bride's guests can only visit and [congratulate] her on the third day after her wedding.
15. Former President John Adams once suggested that no man who ever held the Office of President would [congratulate] a friend on obtaining it.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Congratulate — Con*grat u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congratulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congratulating}.] [L. congratulatus, p. p. of congratulari to wish joy abundantly; con + gratulari to wish joy, from gratus pleasing. See {Grateful}.] To address with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congratulate — Con*grat u*late, v. i. To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one s country. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] The subjects of England may congratulate to themselves. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congratulate — (v.) 1540s, from L. congratulatus, pp. of congratulari to congratulate (see CONGRATULATION (Cf. congratulation)). Related: Congratulated; congratulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • congratulate — ► VERB 1) express good wishes or praise at the happiness, success, or good fortune of. 2) (congratulate oneself) think oneself fortunate or clever. DERIVATIVES congratulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin congratulari, from gratus pleasing …   English terms dictionary

  • congratulate — [kən grach′ə lāt΄, kəngraj′oo lāt΄] vt. congratulated, congratulating [< L congratulatus, pp. of congratulari < com, together + gratulari, to wish joy < gratus, agreeable: see GRACE] 1. to express to (a person) one s pleasure at good… …   English World dictionary

  • congratulate — index honor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • congratulate — *felicitate Contrasted words: console, solace, *comfort: commiserate, condole with, pity (see corresponding nouns at SYMPATHY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congratulate — [v] compliment on achievement, luck applaud, bless, boost, felicitate, give a big cigar*, give bouquet*, give regards, gold star*, hand it to*, hear it for*, laud, pat on back, praise, rejoice with, salute, stroke*, toast, wish happy returns*,… …   New thesaurus

  • congratulate — v. 1) to congratulate heartily, sincerely, warmly 2) (D; refl. tr.) to congratulate on, upon (to congratulate smb. on her/his promotion) * * * [kən grætjʊleɪt] sincerely warmly upon (to congratulate smb. on her/his promotion) (D; refl. tr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • congratulate — [[t]kəngræ̱tʃʊleɪt[/t]] congratulates, congratulating, congratulated 1) VERB If you congratulate someone, you say something to show you are pleased that something nice has happened to them. [V n on/for n/ ing] She congratulated him on the birth… …   English dictionary

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