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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
  • noun An expression of such joy or acknowledgment.
  • interjection Used to express such joy or acknowledgment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of congratulating, or expressing to a person gratification or good wishes at his success or happiness, or on account of an event deemed auspicious; words used in congratulating; felicitation.
  • noun Synonyms Congratulation, Felicitation. Congratulation, like its verb congratulate, implies an actual feeling of pleasure in another's happiness or good fortune; while felicitation (with felicitate) rather refers to the expression on our part of a belief that the other is fortunate, felicitations being complimentary expressions intended to make the fortunate person well pleased with himself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic pleasure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of congratulating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

con- +‎ gratulation, cognate with Latin congratulor (congrātulor, "I congratulate").

Examples

  • I am glad that these sites exist but the self-congratulation is getting a little much.

    A critic's life can be a happy one, with the right frame of mind. Robert Birnbaum talks to Pulitzer-prize winner Gail Caldwell about a life well read, 19th-century novels, and the changing of hearts.

  • Page 6 official congratulation from the Secretary of War to the commander of our armies, "Thanks be to Almighty God for the great victory with which he has this day crowned you and the gallant armies under your command," was enough to awaken the most latent patriotism, and to make each loyal heart beat with gratitude.

    Victory and Mourning

  • Lord Palmerston had scarcely shaken hands with the Speaker, in congratulation upon the end of a dull Session, when the Premier was hurrying Yorkshirewards to shake hands with

    London: Saturday, August 16, 1862

  • As you are waiting, it will tell you what channels that it is scanning and how many of them are digital when it is done you will see the word congratulation the initial setup is complete.

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  • As you are waiting, it will tell you what channels that it is scanning and how many of them are digital when it is done you will see the word congratulation the initial setup is complete.

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  • Again congratulation, "FORWARD FOR EVER, BACKWARD NEVER" USA

    Obama says his campaign is 'within reach of the nomination'

  • The appearance and opinions of those they had left behind them prompted them to this kind of congratulation, with just a thought of compunction at the back of it for their own better fortunes.

    The Imperialist

  • I have found among my old papers a kind of congratulation and exhortation which I made to myself on dying at an age when I had the courage to meet death with serenity, without having experienced any great evils, either of body or mind.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • How hardly will poetry consent to employ such words as "congratulation" or

    Style

  • Surprised by this kind of congratulation, but also much amused by it, as if there could be nothing so ludicrous as the idea of May not marrying a man who loved her as he loved, Gabriel gravely responded,

    Trumps

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