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gratulate

[ grach-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞gr忙t蕛 蓹藢le瑟t /
Archaic.
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verb (used with object), grat路u路lat路ed, grat路u路lat路ing.
to hail with joy; express joy at.
to congratulate.
verb (used without object), grat路u路lat路ed, grat路u路lat路ing.
to express joy.
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Origin of gratulate

1550鈥60; <Latin gr膩tul膩tus (past participle of gr膩tul膩r墨 to express joy), equivalent to gr膩tul- express joy, congratulate, thank (derivative of gr膩tus pleasing) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM gratulate

grat路u路la路to路ri路ly [grach-uh-luh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-], /藞gr忙t蕛 蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r 蓹 li, -藢to蕣r-/, adverbgrat路u路la路to路ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gratulate

gratulate
/ (藞伞r忙tj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr) archaic
to greet joyously
to congratulate

Derived forms of gratulate

gratulant, adjectivegratulation, noungratulatory, adjective

Word Origin for gratulate

C16: from Latin gr膩tul膩r墨, from gr膩tus pleasing
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