A word to the wise, etc., and let me speedily have occasion to felicitate you in like manner.
I felicitate you heartily, sir, on your success, but beg I may be spared the story of it.
"Permit that I felicitate," answered Breschia; and so with a burlesque friendly bow on either side they parted.
I felicitate you on the superior and lofty aims which have drawn you together.
On the other hand, there were some mendicants whose utmost efforts I even now felicitate myself on having withstood.
I felicitate myself on a mistake which promises to result so happily.
With peculiar propriety, we may now felicitate ourselves, on that happy form of mixed government under which we live.
I felicitate you for the efforts made and invite you to continue them.
After the concert Beethovens friends, as was natural, came together to exchange comments and felicitate him.
All gathered round to felicitate the baron, and the minstrels sang the charms of the bride.
1620s, "to render happy;" 1630s, "to reckon happy;" from Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare "to make happy," from felicitas "fruitfulness, happiness," from felix (see felicity). Meaning "congratulate" is from 1630s. Related: Felicitated; felicitating.