congratulation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of revealing joy or acknowledgment, when it comes to success or fortune of another.
    • An expression of these joy or acknowledgment. Frequently utilized in the plural: sent him my congratulations on winning the award.
    • The act of congratulating.
    • The work of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic satisfaction.
    • The act of congratulating, or expressing to one gratification or great desires at their success or joy, or on account of a meeting considered auspicious; terms used in congratulating; felicitation.
    • Synonyms Congratulation, Felicitation. Congratulation, like its verb congratulate, implies an actual sense of pleasure in another's happiness or fortune; while felicitation (with felicitate) instead is the expression on our section of a belief that the other is fortunate, felicitations being complimentary expressions meant to make the fortunate individual well pleased with himself.
    • the work of acknowledging that some one has actually an event for occasion
    • (usually plural) a manifestation of enjoyment on success or chance of another
  • interjection:
    • regularly show such joy or acknowledgment: we heard you have a promotion. Congratulations!

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