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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References in classic literature ?
After several pipes had been filled and emptied in this solemn ceremonial, the chief addressed the bride, detailing at considerable length the duties of a wife which, among Indians, are little less onerous than those of the pack-horse; this done, he turned to her friends and congratulated them upon the great alliance she had made.
He said quality of education and professional training was the hallmark of the training provided to the officers and jawans at PTC and congratulated them upon completion of the training.
The Political Agent and Col Imran presented garlands to TDPs families and congratulated them upon their return to their respective native areas in South Waziristan.