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!
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Contrariwise, socially intelligent members of the public are likely to see the police as having done their sacred duty to defend the Head of State and liberally congratulate them upon it.
"The Castleford club were looking for an experienced forward and I congratulate them upon choosing Gilly who will do a great job from them as he has done here.