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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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Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi received a call from the Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, as the latter congratulated Egyptians.
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BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / President of the Republic Fuad Masum, and Speaker of the House of Representative congratulated the Iraqi people for the qualification of the Iraqi Olympic team to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil this year.
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