Part of speech: verb

To express sympathetic pleasure in the joy or good fortune of ( another).

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Usage examples "congratulate":

  1. " Dear Miss Cornish," he said so that all could hear, " I congratulate you for the man you have given us in Terence Hollis." - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  2. We cordially congratulate Captain King on his accomplished success, for such unquestionably it is." - "Kitty's Conquest", Charles King.
  3. I congratulate you, as far as that goes, on your conversion. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.