- 1Words expressing one’s praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion: our congratulations to the winners [as exclamation]: congratulations on a job well done!More example sentences
good wishes, best wishes, greetings, compliments, felicitationspraise, commendation, applause, salutes, honour, acclaim, acclamation, tribute, cheers, ovation, accolade, plaudits, felicitations; approval, admiration, approbation, compliments, adulation, homage; a pat on the back, eulogy, encomium, panegyric, bouquets, laurels, testimonialNorth American • informal kudos• rare extolment, laudation, eulogium
- The community sends them congratulations and every good wish for a long and happy life together.
- This is a great achievement and congratulations are extended to all concerned.
- She has received many messages of congratulations and has been wished many more happy years.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The action of expressing congratulations: he began pumping the hand of his son in congratulationMore example sentences
- Thanks everyone for popping by with words of congratulation and praise.
- Laughing is a more involuntary reaction than people are willing to admit sometimes, and to chuckle is a sign of recognition, not congratulation.
- Muted conversations turn to laughter, shouts of acclaim and congratulation.
late Middle English: from Latin congratulatio(n-), from the verb congratulari (see congratulate).
More definitions of congratulationDefinition of congratulation in:
- The US English dictionary