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Definition of congratulation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//kənˌɡrædʒəˈleɪʃn//
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  1. 1congratulations [plural] a message congratulating someone (= saying that you are happy about their good luck or success) to offer/send your congratulations to someone
  2. 2Congratulations! used when you want to congratulate someone “We're getting married!” “Congratulations!” Congratulations on your exam results!
  3. 3[uncountable] the act of congratulating someone a letter of congratulation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: congratulation

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