congratulate


congratulate
1. III
congratulate smb. let me be the first to congratulate you разрешите мне первым вас поздравить
2. IV
congratulate smb. in some manner congratulate smb. warmly (heartily, cordially, sincerely, humbly, civilly, orally, personally, effusively, etc.) тепло и т. д. поздравлять кого-л.
3. XI
be congratulated on smth. he is to be congratulated on his excellent book (on the result of the election, etc.) его следует поздравить с такой прекрасной книгой и т. д., the university should be congratulated on having such a brilliant man to head its council университет можно поздравить с тем, что во главе совета стоит такой талантливый человек
4. XXI1
congratulate smb. on smth. congratulate my son on his birthday (my sister on her marriage, one's friend on the birth of a son, the students on the excellence of their work, his colleagues on the success of their efforts, etc.) поздравлять сына с днем рождения и т. д; congratulate oneself on one's foresight ( on one's powers of prediction, etc.) поздравить себя с тем, что ты сумел предвидеть события и т. д.
5. XXII
congratulate smb. (up)on doing smth. congratulate one's friend on passing the examination (on having written such an excellent book, etc.) поздравить своего друга по поводу удачно сданных экзаменов и т. д.; I congratulate you on winning the competition поздравляю вас с победой на конкурсе; I congratulated myself on having escaped unhurt я поздравил себя с тем, что выбрался целым и невредимым

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Congratulate — Con*grat u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congratulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congratulating}.] [L. congratulatus, p. p. of congratulari to wish joy abundantly; con + gratulari to wish joy, from gratus pleasing. See {Grateful}.] To address with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congratulate — Con*grat u*late, v. i. To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one s country. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] The subjects of England may congratulate to themselves. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congratulate — (v.) 1540s, from L. congratulatus, pp. of congratulari to congratulate (see CONGRATULATION (Cf. congratulation)). Related: Congratulated; congratulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • congratulate — ► VERB 1) express good wishes or praise at the happiness, success, or good fortune of. 2) (congratulate oneself) think oneself fortunate or clever. DERIVATIVES congratulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin congratulari, from gratus pleasing …   English terms dictionary

  • congratulate — [kən grach′ə lāt΄, kəngraj′oo lāt΄] vt. congratulated, congratulating [< L congratulatus, pp. of congratulari < com, together + gratulari, to wish joy < gratus, agreeable: see GRACE] 1. to express to (a person) one s pleasure at good… …   English World dictionary

  • congratulate — index honor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • congratulate — *felicitate Contrasted words: console, solace, *comfort: commiserate, condole with, pity (see corresponding nouns at SYMPATHY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congratulate — [v] compliment on achievement, luck applaud, bless, boost, felicitate, give a big cigar*, give bouquet*, give regards, gold star*, hand it to*, hear it for*, laud, pat on back, praise, rejoice with, salute, stroke*, toast, wish happy returns*,… …   New thesaurus

  • congratulate — 01. I would just like to [congratulate] the newly married couple on this, the most important day in their lives. 02. The office staff bought a lovely gift to [congratulate] Bjork on the birth of her first child. 03. The couple received letters of …   Grammatical examples in English

  • congratulate — v. 1) to congratulate heartily, sincerely, warmly 2) (D; refl. tr.) to congratulate on, upon (to congratulate smb. on her/his promotion) * * * [kən grætjʊleɪt] sincerely warmly upon (to congratulate smb. on her/his promotion) (D; refl. tr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • congratulate — [[t]kəngræ̱tʃʊleɪt[/t]] congratulates, congratulating, congratulated 1) VERB If you congratulate someone, you say something to show you are pleased that something nice has happened to them. [V n on/for n/ ing] She congratulated him on the birth… …   English dictionary

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