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CONGRATULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does congratulation mean? 

CONGRATULATION (noun)
  The noun CONGRATULATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
2. (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

  Familiarity information: CONGRATULATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONGRATULATION (noun)


Sense 1congratulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

congratulation; felicitation

Hypernyms ("congratulation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)


Sense 2congratulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

felicitation; congratulation

Context example:

I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

Hypernyms ("congratulation" is a kind of...):

expression; verbal expression; verbalism (the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


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