verb (used with object), grat·u·lat·ed, grat·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), grat·u·lat·ed, grat·u·lat·ing.
Origin of gratulate
Examples from the Web for gratulate
And now let me gratulate you upon the renovated vigor of your fine old friends the Russians.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart.
Much joy I hope you'l find, we came to gratulate your new knit marriage-band.Wit Without Money|Francis Beaumont
There was ironic fatality in the accident which checked this tide of gratulate reflection.Joan Thursday|Louis Joseph Vance
These Letters do gratulate and remembre the ioy of the disciple for hauinge sutch a maister.The Palace of Pleasure|William Painter
British Dictionary definitions for gratulate
verb (tr) archaic
Word Origin for gratulate
Word Origin and History for gratulate
archaic, 1550s, from Latin gratulatus, past participle of gratulari (see gratulation).