Definition of congratulate
- graciously congratulated the winner
- congratulating herself for a job well done
I'd like to congratulate you on your success.
She congratulated us on our test results.
She congratulated herself for getting the best grade in her class.
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: to tell (someone) that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck
: to feel pleased with (yourself)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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