Meaning of congratulate

con•grat•u•late

Pronunciation: (kun-grach'u-lāt" or, often, -graj'-, kung-), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to express pleasure to (a person), as on a happy occasion: They congratulated him on his marriage.
  2. to express sympathetic joy or satisfaction at (an event).
  3. to salute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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