felicitate

[ fi-lis-i-teyt ]
/ fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt /

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.

adjective

Obsolete. made happy.

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Origin of felicitate

1595–1605; < Late Latin fēlīcitātus made happy (past participle of fēlīcitāre). See felicity, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM felicitate

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH felicitate

facile facilitate facility felicitate
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitate

felicitate
/ (fɪˈlɪsɪˌteɪt) /

verb

to wish joy to; congratulate

Derived forms of felicitate

felicitator, noun
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