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felicitate

[ fi-lis-i-teyt ]
/ f瑟藞l瑟s 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), fe路lic路i路tat路ed, fe路lic路i路tat路ing.
to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate.
Archaic. to make happy.
adjective
Obsolete. made happy.
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Origin of felicitate

First recorded in 1620鈥30; from Late Latin f膿l墨cit膩tus 鈥渕ade happy鈥 (past participle of f膿l墨cit膩re ); see felicity, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM felicitate

fe路lic路i路ta路tor, nounun路fe路lic路i路tat路ed, adjectiveun路fe路lic路i路tat路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH felicitate

facile, facilitate, facility, felicitate
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitate

felicitate
/ (f瑟藞l瑟s瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
to wish joy to; congratulate

Derived forms of felicitate

felicitator, noun
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