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Definition of Congratulate


  1. To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to.
  2. To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country.

Congratulate Quotations

I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.
T. D. Jakes

I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.
Christopher Hitchens

I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back.
Dee Dee Ramone

A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. We congratulate a rival on a triumph when actually we are choking on spite. We are cordial and attentive to crashing bores.
Jeff Lindsay

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Congratulate Translations

congratulate in Danish is gratulere
congratulate in Dutch is gelukwensen, feliciteren
congratulate in Finnish is onnitella
congratulate in Italian is felicitarsi, congratularsi
congratulate in Latin is gratulor
congratulate in Norwegian is gratulere
congratulate in Portuguese is felicite
congratulate in Spanish is gratular, congratular, felicitar

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