congratulative

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congratulate (kənˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by on) to communicate pleasure, approval, or praise to (a person or persons); compliment
2.  (often foll by on) to consider (oneself) clever or fortunate (as a result of): she congratulated herself on her tact
3.  obsolete to greet
 
[C16: from Latin congrātulārī, from grātulārī to rejoice, from grātus pleasing]
 
congratu'lation
 
n
 
con'gratulator
 
n
 
con'gratulatory
 
adj
 
con'gratulative
 
adj

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