Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun congratulations

1 sense of congratulations

Sense 1
praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment -- (an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work")
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun congratulation

2 senses of congratulation

Sense 1
congratulation, felicitation -- (the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration)
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 2
congratulation, felicitation -- ((usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another; "I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage")
       => expression, verbal expression, verbalism -- (the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions; "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours")

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