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congratulate (someone) (up)on (something)

To praise someone for an accomplishment or other positive development. I just have to congratulate you on winning the tournament—you totally deserve it. Have you congratulated Fran on her new house yet?
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congratulate someone (up)on something

to compliment or wish happiness to someone because of something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I want to congratulate you on your recent success. I congratulate you on your new job!
See also: congratulate, on
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HM the King receives Ramadan congratulators and stresses Bahrain is a country of cooperation, fraternity and moderation.
Among congratulators are Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed, Minister of Justice Judge Tayseer Qala Awwad, Syria's Grand Mufti and Head of the Supreme Council of Ifta (Islamic Fatwas) in Syria Sheikh Ahmed Badr-Eddin Hassoun.
When the UN commemorated the official milestone on December 10, there were high-level bows to political and civil rights, but among US congratulators, virtual silence on economic rights.
HM King receives congratulators on National Action Charter's 14th anniversary, emphasizing reforms and construction will continue.
Upon HM King's directive, the Royal Court's Minister thanks congratulators on National Days.
In the cables, the congratulators wished HRH Premier abundant health and happiness and many happy occasions to come and the Kingdom of Bahrain further progress and prosperity.
In the cables, the congratulators extended sincere congratulations on this national occasion, wishing Bahrain's leadership abundant health and happiness and many happy occasions to come and the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people further progress and prosperity.