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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Seating himself, he surveyed the girls as if well satisfied with the success of his prank, and waiting to be congratulated upon it.
Majid Rashed (second right) is congratulated upon being elected the President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (Supplied photo)
These Tories should be congratulated upon this awakening, to find a much wider view of humanity, that any crooked villain should be revered in the upper classes, if he has billions.
On a different note, Berri cabled Ismail Haniyeh, whom he congratulated upon his election on top of Hamas Movement's politburo.
They were greedily surrounded by their friends and congratulated upon all hands.
Phillips is to be congratulated upon the sheer professionalism and genial persuasiveness of his approach -- and he certainly knows when not to use his left hand (Sir Adrian Boult would be proud of him).
The National Anthem brought an end to the evening performance and "Miss Thomas and those who aided her were congratulated upon the pecuniary and musical results of their labours."
(2) Boston's Kevin Youkilis is congratulated upon returning to the dugout after scoring on a second-inning triple by Jason Bay.
A cracking idea, and one which the GWA and the sponsor of the competition, Andrew Harris of Countrywide Steel & Tubes, should be congratulated upon. But it's also one I believe needs a rethink where my fellow GWA members are concerned.
Caption: Ted Zagari, a partner with the aw firm of Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross, is congratulated upon his installation as chair of the Eastern Division of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) at the ICSC's annual convention in La Vegas.
He said: "This Act is a good thing that Coventry City Council should be congratulated upon.
Of its building, furnishings, and organization, the ladies of Calgary are to be congratulated upon this exhibition of their spirit of philanthropy.
If there is one one law the Welsh Government should be congratulated upon, it is this - along with the smoking laws in general.
The Speaker has been also in contact with Ivorian President Ouattara whom he congratulated upon the restoration of peace in his war-torn country.
SIR - Your Country and Farming editor, Steve DubA, is to be congratulated upon his excellent coverage of the Objective One funding and the Heritage Lottery Fund grant, which is coming the way of Parc Dinefwr (Western Mail, January 25).