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con·grat·u·late

congratulate

 
 
pronunciation:
kn grae ch leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: congratulates, congratulating, congratulated
definition: to praise and express pleasure at the achievement or good luck of.
The losing team congratulated the winners.
antonyms:
curse
similar words:
acknowledge, applaud, cheer, commend, compliment, hail, praise, salute
derivations: congratulatory (adj.), congratulator (n.)
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The word congratulate contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
grat Latin root that means pleasing