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congratulation

[kuhn-grach-uh-ley-shuhn or, often, -graj-, kuhng-]
noun
1.
the act of congratulating.
2.
congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.
interjection
3.
congratulations, (used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another): Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin congrātulātiōn- (stem of congrātulātiō), equivalent to congrātulāt(us) (see congratulate) + -iōn- -ion

congratulational, adjective
precongratulation, noun
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congratulation
mid-15c., from L. congratulationem, noun of action from congratulari "wish joy," from com- "together, with" + gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (see grace).
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