The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
An expression of such joy or acknowledgment. Often used in the plural: sent him my congratulations on winning the award.
Used to express such joy or acknowledgment: I heard you got a promotion. Congratulations!
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