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English verb: congratulate

1. congratulate (communication) say something to someone that expresses praise


SamplesHe complimented her on her last physics paper.


Synonymscompliment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)praise

2. congratulate (communication) express congratulations


Synonymsfelicitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)bid, wish

3. congratulate (emotion) be proud of


SamplesHe prides himself on making it into law school.


Synonymsplume, pride


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

4. congratulate (communication) pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement


Synonymspreen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)crow, gloat, triumph









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