congratulate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin congratulor, congratulatus, from gratus (blessing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.t͡ʃʊˌleɪt/, /-t͡ʃə-/
  • (US, sometimes) IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.d͡ʒʊˌleɪt/, /-d͡ʒə-/
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Verb[edit]

congratulate (third-person singular simple present congratulates, present participle congratulating, simple 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.
    We must congratulate Dave and Lisa on getting married.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

congratulate

  1. inflection of congratulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

congratulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of congratulato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

congrātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of congrātulātus