What does congratulate mean?

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  1. To express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
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I would like to congratulate the Hon David Benson-Pope on the very animated and lively way he spoke about this bill.
As a brand ambassadress, Sushmita was in town to congratulate the lucky winners of the promotional challenge.
May I congratulate those jobsworths at Postwatch for saving their own skins by doing nothing.
He recently admitted the trio regularly congratulate themselves on having such an amicable relationship.
Appointed as secretary to the Dutch Embassy, he was sent to England in 1715 to congratulate George I on has accession to the throne.
We congratulate our swimmers for participating on the day and doing us proud, competing against swimmers who get to swim all year round.

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