#896. Congratulation. -- N. congratulation, gratulation[obs]; felicitation; salute &c. 894; condolence &c. 915; compliments of the season.
V. congratulate, gratulate[obs]; felicitate; give one joy, wish one joy; compliment; tender one's congratulations, offer one's congratulations; wish many happy returns of the day, wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
praise,laud (commendation) 931.
congratulate oneself &c. (rejoice) 838.
Adj. congratulatory, gratulatory[obs].
Phr. " I wish you all the joy that you can wish " [Merchant of Venice]; best wishes.