verb (used with object), con·grat·u·lat·ed, con·grat·u·lat·ing.
Origin of congratulate
Examples from the Web for congratulate
My beef is not with Jolie, whom I congratulate on her work, and admire as human being simply trying to do a little bit of good.
Other times I would say how wonderful it was to see him, and congratulate him on all the success that had come his way.How Mork Melted the Fonz: Henry Winkler Recalls Robin Williams’s Storming ‘Happy Days’ Debut|Tim Teeman|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Miss Delaware Pageant is proud to congratulate Brittany and wishes Amanda the very best on her future endeavors.
“I should congratulate Adriano for doing the best with what he had to work with,” Rangel said.
One day Ebadi arrived at the Ministry of Justice to congratulate the revolutionary officials who had taken power.
However, so deep was the prince's passion for me, that very soon he began to congratulate himself on the change.The Grey Fairy Book|Various
On the contrary, I sincerely admire you—and congratulate you!The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen
You seem to have weather both clear and warm, for which I congratulate you.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
He had reason to congratulate himself in having got outside the enclosure.The Free Lances|Mayne Reid
He had no time to congratulate himself on his good fortune, for something stirred outside.Voyage To Eternity|Milton Lesser
British Dictionary definitions for congratulate
Word Origin for congratulate
Word Origin and History for congratulate
1540s, from Latin congratulatus, past participle of congratulari "to congratulate" (see congratulation). Related: Congratulated; congratulating.