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verb [transitive] congratulate pronunciation in British English /kənˈɡrætʃʊleɪt/
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present tense
present participlecongratulating
past tensecongratulated
past participlecongratulated
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  1. to tell someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion
    The men were all congratulating one another warmly.
    congratulate someone on something: I congratulated him on his recent promotion.



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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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