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
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NNA - President Michel Aoun on Monday received a cable from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, who congratulated him upon the 75th anniversary of Lebanon's independence.