Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb congratulate

4 senses of congratulate

Sense 1
compliment, congratulate -- (say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper")
       => praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

Sense 2
congratulate, felicitate -- (express congratulations)
       => wish, bid -- (invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell")

Sense 3
pride, plume, congratulate -- (be proud of; "He prides himself on making it into law school")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 4
preen, congratulate -- (pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement)
       => gloat, triumph, crow -- (dwell on with satisfaction)

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