verb (used with object), fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing.
Origin of felicitate
Examples from the Web for felicitating
At the moment we are felicitating ourselves--or, is it merely confusing ourselves?Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson
The Dutch are now felicitating themselves upon the depth and the felicity of their politics.
As it was, he had almost reached the street, and was felicitating himself, when he heard a yell behind him.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
The first was felicitating himself on his sister's escape; the latter received the lesson that teaches prudence a la distance.
The citizens of the United States were felicitating their brothers across the water upon the achievement of so desirable a result.
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.