- 1to tell someone that you are pleased about their success or achievements congratulate somebody (on something) I congratulated them all on their results. congratulate somebody (for something) The authors should be congratulated for producing such a clear and authoritative work.
- 2congratulate yourself (on something) to feel pleased and proud because you have achieved something or been successful at something You can congratulate yourself on having done an excellent job.
NAmE//kənˈɡrætʃəˌleɪt//, NAmE//kənˈɡrædʒəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they congratulate
he / she / it congratulates
past simple congratulated
-ing form congratulating