Congratulates vs Congratulations - What's the difference?

congratulates | congratulations |


As a verb congratulates

is (congratulate).

As an interjection congratulations is

expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.

As a noun congratulations is

.

congratulates

English

Verb

(head)
  • (congratulate)

  • congratulate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (archaic)

    Verb

    (congratulat)
  • to express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for
  • Derived terms

    * congratulable * congratulant * congratulating * congratulation * congratulations * congratulative * congratulator * congratulatory English reporting verbs ----

    congratulations

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Expressing praise and approval, expressing approbation.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-30, volume=409, issue=8864, magazine=(The Economist), author=Paul Davis
  • , title= Letters: Say it as simply as possible , passage=Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“ On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?}}

    Synonyms

    * See

    See also

    * congrats

    Noun

    (head)