congratulate

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin congratulor, congratulatus, from gratus (blessing).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.t͡ʃʊˌleɪt/, /-t͡ʃə-/
  • (US, sometimes) IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.d͡ʒʊˌleɪt/, /-d͡ʒə-/
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VerbEdit

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.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

congratulate

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

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

congrātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of congrātulātus