congratulation

[ kuhn-grach-uh-ley-shuhn or, often, -graj-, kuhng- ]
/ kənˌgrætʃ əˈleɪ ʃən or, often, -ˌgrædʒ-, kəŋ- /
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noun

the act of congratulating.
congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.

interjection

congratulations, (used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another): Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!

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Origin of congratulation

1400–50; late Middle English <Late Latin congrātulātiōn- (stem of congrātulātiō), equivalent to congrātulāt(us) (see congratulate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM congratulation

con·grat·u·la·tion·al, adjectivepre·con·grat·u·la·tion, noun
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