congratulate (someone) (up)on (something)

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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
References in classic literature ?
I am sure I congratulate him upon his success, if he has succeeded.
Indeed I do," said Athos; "I not only approve of what he has done, but I congratulate him upon it.
The count is in fashion; I congratulate him upon it.
Central Bank Director for Communication Christine Alupo confirmed this to the Observer, saying that, "we congratulate him upon his reappointment.
We came to congratulate him upon his assumption of the ministry and offer condolences at the death of the policemen who gave his life while guarding the Iranian Chancellery of Culture in Beer Hasan a couple of days ago," the ambassador added.
Nathan informed me recently as to the background of this news and my first reaction was to congratulate him upon securing such a prestigious position," said Giants managing director manager Richard Thewlis.
Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: "Nathan informed me recently as to the background of this news and my first reaction was to congratulate him upon securing such a prestigious position.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh received on Tuesday at the Republican Palace in Taiz the people who flocked to congratulate him upon Eid al Adha.
I'm very happy that you noticed this,' he replies when I congratulate him upon his Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna's delicacy and flexibility throughout this massive score.
We congratulate him upon his retirement and wish him all the best for the future.