congratulate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Offer praise to another or to oneself as a result of taking pride in an achievement.

She congratulated her fellow employees.
Industry observers have congratulated Mr. Lang.
He congratulated her on her last physics paper.
He congratulates himself on making it into law school.

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: congratulate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4