felicitate


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Related to felicitate: vindication

fe·lic·i·tate

 (fĭ-lĭs′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing, fe·lic·i·tates
1. To offer congratulations to: "I felicitate you on your memory, sir" (John Fowles).
2. Archaic To make happy.

[Late Latin fēlīcitāre, fēlīcitāt-, to make happy, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

fe·lic′i·ta′tor n.

felicitate

(fɪˈlɪsɪˌteɪt)
vb
to wish joy to; congratulate
feˈliciˌtator n

fe•lic•i•tate

(fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate.
2. Archaic. to make happy.
adj.
3. Obs. made happy.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin]
fe•lic′i•ta`tor, n.

felicitate


Past participle: felicitated
Gerund: felicitating

Imperative
felicitate
felicitate
Present
I felicitate
you felicitate
he/she/it felicitates
we felicitate
you felicitate
they felicitate
Preterite
I felicitated
you felicitated
he/she/it felicitated
we felicitated
you felicitated
they felicitated
Present Continuous
I am felicitating
you are felicitating
he/she/it is felicitating
we are felicitating
you are felicitating
they are felicitating
Present Perfect
I have felicitated
you have felicitated
he/she/it has felicitated
we have felicitated
you have felicitated
they have felicitated
Past Continuous
I was felicitating
you were felicitating
he/she/it was felicitating
we were felicitating
you were felicitating
they were felicitating
Past Perfect
I had felicitated
you had felicitated
he/she/it had felicitated
we had felicitated
you had felicitated
they had felicitated
Future
I will felicitate
you will felicitate
he/she/it will felicitate
we will felicitate
you will felicitate
they will felicitate
Future Perfect
I will have felicitated
you will have felicitated
he/she/it will have felicitated
we will have felicitated
you will have felicitated
they will have felicitated
Future Continuous
I will be felicitating
you will be felicitating
he/she/it will be felicitating
we will be felicitating
you will be felicitating
they will be felicitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been felicitating
you have been felicitating
he/she/it has been felicitating
we have been felicitating
you have been felicitating
they have been felicitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been felicitating
you will have been felicitating
he/she/it will have been felicitating
we will have been felicitating
you will have been felicitating
they will have been felicitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been felicitating
you had been felicitating
he/she/it had been felicitating
we had been felicitating
you had been felicitating
they had been felicitating
Conditional
I would felicitate
you would felicitate
he/she/it would felicitate
we would felicitate
you would felicitate
they would felicitate
Past Conditional
I would have felicitated
you would have felicitated
he/she/it would have felicitated
we would have felicitated
you would have felicitated
they would have felicitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.felicitate - express congratulations
bid, wish - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
Translations

felicitate

[fɪˈlɪsɪteɪt] VT (frm) → felicitar, congratular

felicitate

vt (form)beglückwünschen (sb on sth jdn zu etw), gratulieren (sb on sth jdm zu etw)
References in classic literature ?
I scarcely know whether to felicitate myself or not, on the circumstance that I was brought out the very first evening I passed in the possession of Eudosia Halfacre.
And indeed in this particular the Typees had ample reason to felicitate themselves, for sickness was almost unknown.
The secrets of earth and sky and the links that bind them, we felicitate ourselves we are on the road to discover; but our neighbours' heart and mind we misread, we misjudge, we condemn now as ever.
You are quite right," he replied; "but do not felicitate yourself too quickly should you be sent to the arena, for there is scarce one in a thousand who comes out alive.
And when he remembered his old habitation, and the wisdom of the den and his fellow-prisoners, do you not suppose that he would felicitate himself on the change, and pity them?
I wish to felicitate the PPP candidates who won the LB polls and demonstrating yet again that contrary to the predictions of gloom and doom by some self styled analysts the Party far from out and down is buoyant and resilient he said in a statement on Sunday.
I felicitate you and your nation on the occasion of the Germany national day," he added.
RTA plans to felicitate more drivers on a quarterly basis, while best-performing franchise companies will be honoured during the fourth quarter as well.
Gajbhiya said that Railway Week is celebrated every year to encourage and felicitate railwaymen for their outstanding performance during the year.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a function held by DHA to felicitate over 100 Emirati medical postgraduates, including doctors, technicians and administrative staff.
I wish to felicitate the Muslims throughout the world in general and the Muslim brothers and sisters in Pakistan in particular, on the advent of the holy month of Ramazan", he said.
Summary: Emirates Post recently held a ceremony to felicitate the second and third batches of employees