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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.
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Adj.1.gratulatory - expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune; "a congratulatory telegram"; "the usual congratulatory crowd was conspicuously absent"; "a gratulatory address"
felicitous - exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker"
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