verb (used with object), fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing.
Origin of felicitate
Examples from the Web for felicitate
He listened with exemplary patience to my brief recital and was good enough to felicitate me.Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
On the other hand, there were some mendicants whose utmost efforts I even now felicitate myself on having withstood.Our Old Home, Vol. 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Est demum vera felicitas, felicitate dignum videri—True happiness consists in being considered deserving of it.
After the concert Beethovens friends, as was natural, came together to exchange comments and felicitate him.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
And indeed in this particular the Typees had ample reason to felicitate themselves, for sickness was almost unknown.Typee|Herman Melville
British Dictionary definitions for felicitate
Word Origin and History for felicitate
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.