congratulation

congratulation
con|grat|u|la|tion
S3 [kənˌgrætʃuˈleıʃən] n [U]
1.) congratulations
a) used when you want to congratulate someone
'I've just passed my driving test!' 'Congratulations!'
congratulations on
Congratulations on a superb performance!
b) words saying you are happy that someone has achieved something
Give Oscar my congratulations.
2.) when you tell someone that you are happy because they have achieved something or because something nice has happened to them
letters of congratulation

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  • congratulation — [ kɔ̃gratylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1468; lat. congratulatio, rac. gratus → gré ♦ Vx ou plais. Action de congratuler. ⇒ compliment, félicitation. Échanger des congratulations. « cette journée où ne cessèrent visites, congratulations, transports de cadeaux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • congratulation — CONGRATULATION. s. f. Action par laquelle on témoigne à quelqu un la joie qu on ressent du bonheur qui lui est arrivé. Congratulation publique. Compliment de congratulation. Il vieillit. On dit plus souvent, Félicitation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • congratulation — Congratulation. s. f. v. Joye que l on tesmoigne à quelqu un d un bonheur qui luy est arrivé. Congratulation publique. compliment de congratulation. il luy est venu faire de grandes congratulations. il en a receu les congratulations …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Congratulation — Con*grat u*la tion, n. [L. congratulatio: cf. F. congratulation.] The act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic pleasure. [1913 Webster] With infinite congratulations for our safe arrival. Dr. J. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congratulation — (v. lat.), so v. w. Gratulation …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • congratulation — mid 15c., from L. congratulationem (nom. congratulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of congratulari wish joy, from com together, with (see COM (Cf. com )) + gratulari give thanks, show joy, from gratus agreeable (see GRACE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • congratulation — Congratulation, Congratulatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • congratulation — ► NOUN 1) (congratulations) praise or good wishes on a special occasion. 2) the action of congratulating …   English terms dictionary

  • congratulation — [kən grach΄ə lā′shən, kəngraj΄ə lā′shən] n. [< L congratulatio] 1. the act of congratulating 2. [pl.] expressions of pleasure and best wishes on the occasion of another s good fortune or success …   English World dictionary

  • Congratulation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Congratulation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 congratulation congratulation gratulation Sgm: N 1 felicitation felicitation Sgm: N 1 salute salute &c. 894 Sgm: N 1 condolence condolence &c. 915 Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • CONGRATULATION — s. f. Action de congratuler. Congratulation publique. Compliment de congratulation. On ne le dit plus guère qu en plaisantant, et on se sert ordinairement du mot Félicitation …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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