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
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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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It is my firm belief that whoever may succeed my father as Chair at each company should be someone who is not a Trustee of my father’s trust or otherwise intertwined in Sumner Redstone family matters, but rather a leader with an independent voice, i was honored to nominate Les as the CBS Chair and am delighted to congratulate him on his new position.
EMILY's List has been and will continue to be with Susan Wild every step of the way, we are proud to congratulate Susan Wild on Susan Wild victory tonight.
Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation, that is why we congratulate European states, such as Poland, for leading the construction of a Baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on Russia to meet their energy needs. Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course.
Our caliph, God save him, has accepted the pledge of loyalty of our brothers of Boko Haram so we congratulate Muslims and our jihadi brothers in West Africa.
I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries.
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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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