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What are some congratulatory sayings?

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One example of a congratulatory message is "Congratulations on your success! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!" Another example is "You worked hard, you deserve it, you have got it! Please accept my congratulations on this wonderful recognition of your merits."

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Congratulatory messages vary depending on the occasion. Common occasions for wishing someone congratulations include graduation from high school or college, a job promotion, a wedding engagement and when someone receives a special award for an accomplishment.

In addition to the word "congratulations," there are other words and ways to communicate the same message. One example of this is the less common word "felicitations." This word is derived from the Late Latin word "felicitare," which means "to make happy."

Another example is the phrase "Hip hip hurrah!" This is a phrase that surfaced during the 1800s and has unclear origins. The phrase "Three cheers" is similar and is typically followed by "for" and the name of the person being celebrated, as in "Three cheers for Bob!"

"Kudos" is another word that expresses a congratulatory message. This word comes from the Greek word "kydos," which means "praise or renown." This word gained popularity during the 1920s, and despite the "s" at the end, it is not a plural noun.

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