say something to someone that expresses praise
"He complimented her on her last physics paper"
pride, plume, congratulate(verb)
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To felicitate is to pronounce one happy or wish one joy; to congratulate is to express hearty sympathy in his joys or hopes. Felicitate is cold and formal. We say one felicitates himself; tho to congratulate oneself, which is less natural, is becoming prevalent.
Congratulate one on or upon his success.
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How to use congratulate in a sentence?
I congratulate the British people for beating the political elite in both London and Brussels and I think we can do the same, the Dutch would like to be in charge again of their own budget, their national borders and their immigration policy.
In light of what we all know, I presume that the vote of no confidence will go ahead, and Pedro Sánchez will become Prime Minister and I want to be the first to congratulate him, i will accept the result of the vote as the democrat I am, but I can not agree with what has been done.
These are important steps that make the United States, our allies, and the entire world safer. I congratulate President Obama and his team, and I’m proud of the role I played to get this process started.
I don't blame them, I blame our leaders, in fact, I congratulate leaders of other leaders for so crazily being able to make those trade deals that were so good for their country and bad for the United States.
I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Donald Trump family, and pray for Donald Trump success.
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- честитя, поздравявамBulgarian
- gratulovat, blahopřátCzech
- beglückwünschen, gratulierenGerman
- onnitella, toivottaa onneaFinnish
- feliciteren, gelukwensenDutch
- ura, fericiRomanian
- поздравить, поздравлятьRussian
- čestitati, честитатиSerbo-Croatian
- gratulera, gratta, lyckönskaSwedish
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