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congratulation (verbal expression)

Definition:

an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Usage:

usually plural

Related to:

congratulate

Plural:

congratulations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

Synonyms:

felicitation [usually plural]

Etymology:

Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of congratulation...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulate | a slap on the back [synonym] | felicitation [rare] | compliment [synonym, sense-specific]

[formal] an expression of pleasure or joy | [usually followed by "on"] to communicate pleasure, approval, or praise to (a person or persons); ... (22 of 487 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/congratulation

Wikipedia:

Congratulations [disambiguation]

an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another. It may also refer to: Congratulations (album), the 2010 album by MGMT | Congratulations… I'm Sorry, an album by Gin Blossoms | "Congratulations" (song), a song by Cliff Richard, the UK... (41 of 217 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Congratulations

Macmillan British Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulations | congrats [informal]

"congratulations": [plural, spoken] used for telling someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion | ... (22 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/congratulation

Oxford Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulations

("congratulations") | words expressing one's praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion | the action of expressing congratulations (20 of 75 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/congratulation

Merriam-Webster:

congratulation | congratulations [plural]

the act of congratulating | "congratulations": a congratulatory expression (8 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/congratulation

American Heritage Dictionary:

congratulation

The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another. | An expression of such joy or acknowledgment. Often ... (24 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulations [sense-specific]

the act of congratulating. | "congratulations": an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another. | "congratulations": (used to express ... (21 of 47 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/congratulation

Cambridge Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulations | congrats [informal]

"congratulations": something that you say when you want to congratulate someone | when you congratulate someone (15 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/congratulation

New World Dictionary:

congratulation

the act of congratulating | expressions of pleasure and best wishes on the occasion of another's good fortune or success (19 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/congratulation

Wiktionary:

congratulation | congratulations [plural] | gratulation [archaic] | praise [synonym]

The act of congratulating. (4 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/congratulation

Encarta Dictionary:

congratulation

the act of expressing pleasure to somebody for an achievement or good fortune or on a special occasion | an expression of pleasure or acknowledgment ... (24 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599584​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

congratulation

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of congratulari "wish joy", from ... (18 of 29 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin congrātulārī, from grātulārī to rejoice, from grātus pleasing

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/congratulation

Oxford Dictionary:

congratulation | congratulations

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin congratulatio(n-), from the verb congratulari (see "congratulate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/congratulation

Wiktionary:

congratulation | congratulations [plural] | gratulation [archaic]

Origin: con- + gratulation, cognate with Latin congratulor (congrātulor, "I congratulate").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/congratulation

New World Dictionary:

congratulation

Origin: Latin congratulatio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/congratulation

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

congratulation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "congratulation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/congratulation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

congratulation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "congratulation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/congratulation

Cambridge Dictionary:

congratulation

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "congratulation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "congratulation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/congratulation

the Free Dictionary:

congratulation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "congratulation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "congratulation"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "congratulation" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

congratulation

Audio: English pronunciation of "congratulation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

congratulation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "congratulation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=congra​04 word=congratulation

YourDictionary Audio:

congratulation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "congratulation" by speech synthesizer

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