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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin congratulor, congratulatus, from con- +‎ gratulor, from gratus (blessing). By surface analysis, con- +‎ gratulate.

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  • IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæt͡ʃ.ʊˌleɪt/, /-t͡ʃ.ə-/
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  • (US, sometimes) IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæd͡ʒ.ʊˌleɪt/, /-d͡ʒ.ə-/

Verb edit

congratulate (third-person singular simple present congratulates, present participle congratulating, simple past and past participle congratulated)

  1. To express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for.
    Remind me to congratulate Dave and Lisa on their wedding.
    We must congratulate Dave and Lisa on getting married.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

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  1. inflection of congratulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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congratulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of congratulato

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  1. vocative masculine singular of congrātulātus

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of congratular combined with te