congratulate, v.tr. & refl. (often foll. by on, upon)
1 tr. express pleasure at the happiness or good fortune or excellence of (a person) (congratulated them on their success).
2 refl. think oneself fortunate or clever.
congratulant adj. & n. congratulator n. congratulatory adj.
L congratulari (as com-, gratulari show joy f. gratus pleasing)
, gratulate, felicitate, give one joy, wish one joy, compliment, tender one's congratulations, offer one's congratulations, wish many happy returns of the day, wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year, praise, laud (commendation), congratulate