felicitate [fi- lis-i-teyt] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. . Archaic to make happy. Origin of felicitate 1595–1605;
Late Latin fēlīcitātus
made happy (past participle of
-ate 1 Related forms fe·lic·i·ta·tor, noun un·fe·lic·i·tat·ed, adjective un·fe·lic·i·tat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitator to wish joy to; congratulate Derived Forms felicitator, noun
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Word Origin and History for felicitator felicitate v.
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.
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