Synonyms of congratulate in English:

congratulate


See definition of congratulate

verb

1‘she took the opportunity to congratulate Nicholas on his marriage’

SYNONYMS

give someone one's good wishes, wish someone good luck, wish someone joy, drink someone's health, toast, drink to, drink a toast to

ANTONYMS

curse

2‘all three are to be congratulated for passing with flying colours’

SYNONYMS

praise, commend, applaud, salute, honour, eulogize, extol, acclaim, sing the praises of, heap praise on, pay tribute to, speak highly of, speak well of, flatter, compliment, say nice things about, express admiration for, wax lyrical about, make much of, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, throw bouquets at

informal crack someone up, crack something up

British informal big someone up, big something up

North American informal ballyhoo

dated cry someone up, cry something up

archaic emblazon

rare laud, panegyrize, felicitate

ANTONYMS

criticize


Phrases

    congratulate oneself

      ‘he congratulated himself on his success’

      SYNONYMS

      take pride in, be proud of, feel proud of, feel proud about, be proud of oneself for, flatter oneself on, preen oneself on, pat oneself on the back for, give oneself a pat on the back for

      find satisfaction in, take satisfaction in, feel satisfaction at, take delight in, find pleasure in, take pleasure in, glory in, bask in, delight in, exult in, plume oneself on

      archaic

      pique oneself in, pique oneself on

      ANTONYMS

      be ashamed of