congratulations

noun
ADJECTIVE
heartfelt, hearty, sincere, warm

May I offer my heartiest congratulations on your promotion?

special

Special congratulations go out to Eric for a job done well.

belated

Allow me to offer my belated congratulations to you on becoming the first woman member.

VERB + CONGRATULATIONS
express, extend, give (sb), offer (sb), send (sb)

Please give your parents my congratulations.

say, shout, yell

The crowd got to their feet, applauding and yelling congratulations.

accept, receive

She received many congratulations after the concert.

deserve

They all deserve sincere congratulations for giving us this latest example of courage.

PREPOSITION
congratulations on

Please accept my warmest congratulations on your engagement.

congratulations to

Congratulations to Tony on his new job!

PHRASES
congratulations are in order

‘It would seem that congratulations are in order!’ Kevin said.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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