- the act of congratulating.
- congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.
- congratulations, (used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another): Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!
Origin of congratulation
Examples from the Web for congratulations
No congratulations for those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and then blame the poor for being poor.Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It.
December 25, 2014
Congratulations on your Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
If few of the above studies seem relevant to your interests, then congratulations!Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?
December 6, 2014
“Congratulations,” Colbert retorted, in a tone that made clear that he meant the opposite.Stephen Colbert Vs. ‘Schmidthead’: Google Chairman Faces Off With Comic Nemesis
September 24, 2014
And to my friends and colleagues George and David - congratulations.George Stephanopoulos Wins ABC’s Chief Anchor Crown—Where Does His Promotion Leave David Muir?
June 25, 2014
I call on you, dear Alicia, for congratulations: I am my own self, gay and triumphant!Lady Susan
I accept your congratulations with pride, and I am glad you approve.'Little Dorrit
Any but these men of iron would have adjourned for thanks and congratulations.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
"You have got to thank me for it all, Jimmy," Ethel said, when he came to her for congratulations.
They might have written to him, and have offered their congratulations.
- expressions of pleasure or joy; felicitations
Word Origin and History for congratulations
1630s, an exclamation conveying a sentiment of congratulation, from congratulation (q.v.).