gratulate


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Related to gratulate: salvable, vermiculated, apercu

grat·u·late

 (grăch′ə-lāt′) Archaic
tr.v. grat·u·lat·ed, grat·u·lat·ing, grat·u·lates
To congratulate.

[Latin grātulārī, grātulāt-, from grātārī, to rejoice with, from grātus, pleasing; see grateful.]

grat′u·la′tion n.
grat′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

gratulate

(ˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to greet joyously
2. to congratulate
[C16: from Latin grātulārī, from grātus pleasing]
ˈgratulant adj
ˌgratuˈlation n
ˈgratulatory adj

grat•u•late

(ˈgrætʃ əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. Archaic.
to congratulate.
[1550–60; < Latin grātulātus, past participle of grātulārī to give thanks (to the gods)]
grat′u•la•to`ry, adj.

gratulate


Past participle: gratulated
Gerund: gratulating

Imperative
gratulate
gratulate
Present
I gratulate
you gratulate
he/she/it gratulates
we gratulate
you gratulate
they gratulate
Preterite
I gratulated
you gratulated
he/she/it gratulated
we gratulated
you gratulated
they gratulated
Present Continuous
I am gratulating
you are gratulating
he/she/it is gratulating
we are gratulating
you are gratulating
they are gratulating
Present Perfect
I have gratulated
you have gratulated
he/she/it has gratulated
we have gratulated
you have gratulated
they have gratulated
Past Continuous
I was gratulating
you were gratulating
he/she/it was gratulating
we were gratulating
you were gratulating
they were gratulating
Past Perfect
I had gratulated
you had gratulated
he/she/it had gratulated
we had gratulated
you had gratulated
they had gratulated
Future
I will gratulate
you will gratulate
he/she/it will gratulate
we will gratulate
you will gratulate
they will gratulate
Future Perfect
I will have gratulated
you will have gratulated
he/she/it will have gratulated
we will have gratulated
you will have gratulated
they will have gratulated
Future Continuous
I will be gratulating
you will be gratulating
he/she/it will be gratulating
we will be gratulating
you will be gratulating
they will be gratulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gratulating
you have been gratulating
he/she/it has been gratulating
we have been gratulating
you have been gratulating
they have been gratulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gratulating
you will have been gratulating
he/she/it will have been gratulating
we will have been gratulating
you will have been gratulating
they will have been gratulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gratulating
you had been gratulating
he/she/it had been gratulating
we had been gratulating
you had been gratulating
they had been gratulating
Conditional
I would gratulate
you would gratulate
he/she/it would gratulate
we would gratulate
you would gratulate
they would gratulate
Past Conditional
I would have gratulated
you would have gratulated
he/she/it would have gratulated
we would have gratulated
you would have gratulated
they would have gratulated
References in classic literature ?
And now the sun with more effectual beams Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds, Who all things now behold more fresh and green, After a night of storm so ruinous, Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray, To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
gratulate the PM and the decision has been taken in the interest of the country.
I walked up to con- gratulate her because I noticed she was pregnant.
It was a success and I conA[degrees] gratulate Arsalan for his victory.
Your authors who live upon a mutton chop may rejoice that it has fallen to three-pence per pound, and, if they have children, gratulate themselves that the peck-loaf may be had for sixpence.