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Meaning of CONGRATULATION

Pronunciation:  kun`grachu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
  2. [n]  (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another; "I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage"
 

CONGRATULATION is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: felicitation
 
 See Also: expression, speech act

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*grat`u*la"tion\, n. [L. congratulatio: cf.
F. congratulation.]
The act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic
pleasure.

      With infinite congratulations for our safe arrival.
                                               --Dr. J.
                                               Scott.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accolade, adulation, apotheosis, bepraisement, deification, eloge, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, flattery, glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honor, idolatry, idolizing, kudos, laud, laudation, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, tribute
 

 

 

 

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