to be congratulated


: deserving of praise
You are to be congratulated on/for your excellent work.

Examples of to be congratulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Post needs to be congratulated for not publishing photos of Billingsley, something that so many other newsources have done. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 It was based on the idea that the bridegroom is to be congratulated on his good fortune, but that the bride IS that good fortune, and therefore should only be wished well. Judith Martin, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2020 Then again, Salomon et al. are to be congratulated for carrying out this study at all — the vast majority of MRI research was put on hold as a result of COVID-19. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 19 Sep. 2020

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“To be congratulated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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