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Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
Bill Frist

Meaning of "congratulate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONGRATULATE

From Latin congrātulārī, from grātulārī to rejoice, from grātus pleasing.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONGRATULATE

congratulate  [kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONGRATULATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Congratulate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb congratulate in English.

WHAT DOES CONGRATULATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of congratulate in the English dictionary

The first definition of congratulate in the dictionary is to communicate pleasure, approval, or praise to ; compliment. Other definition of congratulate is to consider clever or fortunate. Congratulate is also to greet.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONGRATULATE

PRESENT

Present
I congratulate
you congratulate
he/she/it congratulates
we congratulate
you congratulate
they congratulate
Present continuous
I am congratulating
you are congratulating
he/she/it is congratulating
we are congratulating
you are congratulating
they are congratulating
Present perfect
I have congratulated
you have congratulated
he/she/it has congratulated
we have congratulated
you have congratulated
they have congratulated
Present perfect continuous
I have been congratulating
you have been congratulating
he/she/it has been congratulating
we have been congratulating
you have been congratulating
they have been congratulating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I congratulated
you congratulated
he/she/it congratulated
we congratulated
you congratulated
they congratulated
Past continuous
I was congratulating
you were congratulating
he/she/it was congratulating
we were congratulating
you were congratulating
they were congratulating
Past perfect
I had congratulated
you had congratulated
he/she/it had congratulated
we had congratulated
you had congratulated
they had congratulated
Past perfect continuous
I had been congratulating
you had been congratulating
he/she/it had been congratulating
we had been congratulating
you had been congratulating
they had been congratulating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will congratulate
you will congratulate
he/she/it will congratulate
we will congratulate
you will congratulate
they will congratulate
Future continuous
I will be congratulating
you will be congratulating
he/she/it will be congratulating
we will be congratulating
you will be congratulating
they will be congratulating
Future perfect
I will have congratulated
you will have congratulated
he/she/it will have congratulated
we will have congratulated
you will have congratulated
they will have congratulated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been congratulating
you will have been congratulating
he/she/it will have been congratulating
we will have been congratulating
you will have been congratulating
they will have been congratulating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would congratulate
you would congratulate
he/she/it would congratulate
we would congratulate
you would congratulate
they would congratulate
Conditional continuous
I would be congratulating
you would be congratulating
he/she/it would be congratulating
we would be congratulating
you would be congratulating
they would be congratulating
Conditional perfect
I would have congratulate
you would have congratulate
he/she/it would have congratulate
we would have congratulate
you would have congratulate
they would have congratulate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been congratulating
you would have been congratulating
he/she/it would have been congratulating
we would have been congratulating
you would have been congratulating
they would have been congratulating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you congratulate
we let´s congratulate
you congratulate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to congratulate
Past participle
congratulated
Present Participle
congratulating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONGRATULATE


accumulate
əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
calculate
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪt
circulate
ˈsɜːkjʊˌleɪt
coagulate
kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt
cumulate
ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt
ejaculate
ɪˈdʒækjʊˌleɪt
emulate
ˈɛmjʊˌleɪt
encapsulate
ɪnˈkæpsjʊˌleɪt
formulate
ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
insulate
ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt
manipulate
məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt
modulate
ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt
populate
ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt
postulate
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt
reformulate
riːˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt
regulate
ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt
simulate
ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt
speculate
ˈspɛkjʊˌleɪt
stimulate
ˈstɪmjʊˌleɪt
stipulate
ˈstɪpjʊˌleɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONGRATULATE

congrats
congratters
congratulable
congratulant
congratulation
congratulations
congratulative
congratulator
congratulatory
congree
congreet
congregant
congregate
congregation
Congregation of the Oratory
congregational
Congregational Church
Congregationalism
Congregationalist
congregationally

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONGRATULATE

absquatulate
ambulate
articulate
chocolate
consulate
copulate
demodulate
depopulate
deregulate
emasculate
geniculate
immaculate
matriculate
ovulate
particulate
recirculate
repopulate
reticulate
triangulate
undulate
ungulate

Synonyms and antonyms of congratulate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONGRATULATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «congratulate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of congratulate

Translation of «congratulate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONGRATULATE

Find out the translation of congratulate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of congratulate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «congratulate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

庆贺
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

felicitar
570 millions of speakers

English

congratulate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बधाई देता हूं
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يُهَنِّئُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поздравлять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parabenizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিনন্দন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

féliciter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengucapkan tahniah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gratulieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

祝う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

축하하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Congratulate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chúc mừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்த்துவதற்காக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अभिनंदन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tebrik etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

congratularsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pogratulować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вітати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a felicita
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγχαίρω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geluk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gratulera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lykkeønske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of congratulate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGRATULATE»

The term «congratulate» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.587 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGRATULATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «congratulate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «congratulate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about congratulate

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONGRATULATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word congratulate.
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Jane Welsh Carlyle
Indeed, I should be very stupid or very thankless if I did not congratulate myself every hour of the day on the lot which it has pleased Providence to assign me. My Husband is so kind! So, in all respects, after my own heart!
2
Robert Conquest
To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.
3
Bill Frist
Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
4
Franco Harris
But, as always, Mr. Rooney would come over and shake your hand and congratulate you on a good game, no matter what the situation was.
5
Christopher Hitchens
I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.
6
T. D. Jakes
I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.
7
Ruhollah Khomeini
One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington's Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.
8
Henry Kravis
Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company, congratulate us when we sell it. Because any fool can overpay and buy a company, as long as money will last to buy it.
9
Jeff Lindsay
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. We congratulate a rival on a triumph when actually we are choking on spite. We are cordial and attentive to crashing bores.
10
Elizabeth McGovern
I've been in things that have impressed people and they've come up to congratulate you but in a kind of, you-must-think-you're-really-special way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONGRATULATE»

Discover the use of congratulate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to congratulate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Congratulate the Devil
Mescal had always had its routes into the world, as this novel's complex relationships show: Starling knows a chemist named Roper, who knows a painter named Jourbert, who knows a man in Mexico who works for the government.
Howell Davies, 2008
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The Missions Code: Comp. and Pub. by Authority of the ...
.CONGRATULATE-D-ING-S ekwav. . . Congratulate you on your happiness ekwen . . Congratulate you on your success ekwif . . . (Heartily) congratulate (you) on the birth of a daughter ekwos. . . (Heartily) congratulate (you) on the birth of a son ...
Foreign Missions Conference of North America, Charles L. Boynton, 1921
3
The Inspector-General
I have the honor to congratulate you, Anton Antonovich, and you, Anna Andreyevna [kissing her hand] and you Marya Antonovna [kissing her hand]. KOROBKIN'S WIFE. I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart, Anna Andreyevna, ...
Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ, 1994
4
Selling Luxury: Connect with Affluent Customers, Create ...
Congratulate. customers. “Congratulations” is a word that should be heard all day long. Many customers are purchasing for someone else or for a special occasion. Sincerely congratulating them values their decision to make a purchase for ...
Robin Lent, Genevieve Tour, 2009
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Barnard's American Journal of Education
Mr. Chairman, I congratulate you on the dedication of this Free Academy. I congratulate all those whose hearts have been stirred up to contribute, according to their ability, to its endowment. I congratulate the citizens of Norwich, who are to  ...
Henry Barnard, 1857
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Reference Guide of Diagnostics for the Generative Syntax, A: ...
Test: ($)3lACD in Object Wh-in-situ I need to know which girl ordered [which boy that Mary (also) did A] to congratulate Sarah. (Meaning: I need to know for which girl x and for which boy y such that Mary ordered y to congratulate Sarah, x also ...
有川康二, 2008
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Industrial Engineering and the Engineering Digest
“'HAT OUR READERS SAY. The writer begs to congratulate you on the fine appearance of the initial number of Technical Literature. It certainly is an interesting paper and if it continues as it has started out there need'be no fear for its ultimate ...
8
Phrasal Movement and Its Kin
I need to know which girl Sue ordered [every boy that Mary (also) did A] to congratulate . b. I need to know for which girl x, if Mary ordered a boy to congratulate x, then Sue also ordered that boy to congratulate x. It is also worth verifying that if ...
David Michael Pesetsky
9
The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year
The clerk repeated "My dear Sir"; "I beg leave "; "/ bey leave"; "to congratulate you "; " to congratulate you" ; " on the death of your beloved wife." Here the clerk interrupted him. " Sir, since she was a beloved wife, would not the proper word be  ...
Edmund Burke, 1876
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke in the ...
But first, he begged leave to congratulate the House on having ascertained the important question of the continuance of the impeachment. The House was no longer subject to the imputation of being bastardized, attainted, corrupted in blood, ...
Edmund Burke, 1816

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONGRATULATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term congratulate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Female co-stars congratulate newly-wed Shahid Kapoor on Twitter
Shahid Kapoor's leading ladies including Amrita Rao, Bipasha Basu and Genelia Deshmukh congratulated the actor, who married Mira Rajput ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
2
Aussies congratulate Clarke over baby news
Australian sporting greats and celebrities have taken to social media to congratulate cricket captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly on their baby ... «The West Australian, Jul 15»
3
Watch President Obama congratulate the USWNT on World Cup win …
So with that being the case, it was only appropriate that the leader of our nation get on the phone to not only congratulate the women on their ... «FanSided, Jul 15»
4
Bollywood Co-stars Congratulate Shahid Kapoor!
Since the grand reception that will apparently host over 500 guests including the 'creme de la creme' of Bollywood is still a few days away, ... «Masala.com, Jul 15»
5
Four parties' MPs congratulate Greeks
MPs from four parties have supported a parliamentary petition congratulating the Greek people on rejecting austerity in Sunday's referendum, writes Luke James ... «Morning Star Online, Jul 15»
6
Brett Favre says Packers GM would congratulate him even after GB …
In 2008, Brett Favre and the the Green Bay Packers divorced. While many thought the Aug. 5 meeting that year between Favre, coach Mike ... «SportsGlory, Jul 15»
7
Prime Minister to Congratulate Ebola Heroes
Later today (Tuesday 7 July), the Prime Minister will host a reception to thank and congratulate in person some of the 3,000 people who will ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
8
Osborne 10/1 to congratulate England's Lionesses on World Cup …
Although inheritance tax levels and benefit caps should feature heavily, Chancellor George Osborne is 10/1 with Betway to congratulate the ... «The Economic Voice, Jul 15»
9
Latin American Leaders Congratulate Greece on Referendum Win
Bolivia's left-wing president, Evo Morales, said, "I congratulate the great Greek people for the victory of “no” … which is a defeat of European ... «teleSUR English, Jul 15»
10
Snoop Dogg, Lecrae & 9th Wonder Congratulate U.S. Women's …
Rappers took to social media to congratulate the team on its accomplishment. Snoop Dogg posts two videos on Instagram of his television set ... «HipHopDX, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Congratulate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/congratulate>. Dec 2019 ».
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