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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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During the telephonic conversation, Trump also congratulated Xi Jiping for the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress, reports Xinhua.
Meanwhile, the Bahrain Journalists Association also congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful medical check-up.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also congratulated Erdoy-an and expressed hope that the traditional friendship between Turkey and Germany will continue during Erdoy-an's presidency.
US Ambassador to Afghanistan, James Cunningham in a statement said he congratulated Afghanistan on behalf of his country and the American people on South Asian Football Federation victory.
The leaders of other GCC countries such as UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman have also congratulated the new Iranian president.
The UAE also congratulated Liege, Belgium, for its strong commitment and very good campaign.
The State of Qatar has congratulated Mustafa Abu-Shakour on being elected Prime Minister of the Libyan government and also congratulated the Libyan people on the impartial electoral process held there.
Riyadh, Rajab 29, 1433, Jun 19, 2012, SPA - A number of Governors of Regions and ministers have congratulated Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of his selection as the Crown Prince and appointment as Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense.
HARTBURN VILLAGE WI: President Christine Smart congratulated everyone on the group's success at the Spring Show where it won seven first prizes, two second prizes, three third and one highly commended.
ANKARA, Apr 19, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has congratulated Dervis Eroglu who won Sunday's presidential election in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
President of the United Stated Barack Obama congratulated Kyrgyz people and state leader with Independence Day, President's press service reported.
VALE of Glamorgan MP John Smith has congratulated the union, Unite, for its campaign which has led to measures being taken by the Government to ensure that tips will reach workers in the Vale.
Rhodri Morgan who congratulated Glyn on Friday night
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has congratulated U.
is congratulated for his year as president by Incoming AFS President, Paul Cervellero, inductotherm Corp.