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congratulation (n.)

mid-15c., from Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of congratulari "wish joy," from com "together, with" (see com-) + gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (from suffixed form of PIE root *gwere- (2) "to favor").

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Definitions of congratulation

congratulation (n.)
the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration;
Synonyms: felicitation
congratulation (n.)
(usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another;
I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
Synonyms: felicitation
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