congratulate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin congratulor, from gratus (blessing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæd͡ʒʊˌleɪt/, /kənˈɡɹæd͡ʒəˌleɪt/
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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.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

congratulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of congratulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of congratulare
  3. feminine plural of congratulato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

congrātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of congrātulātus