- to hail with joy; express joy at.
- to congratulate.
- to express joy.
Origin of gratulate
Examples from the Web for gratulate
Historical Examples of gratulate
These Letters do gratulate and remembre the ioy of the disciple for hauinge sutch a maister.The Palace of Pleasure
There was ironic fatality in the accident which checked this tide of gratulate reflection.Joan Thursday
Louis Joseph Vance
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
- to greet joyously
- to congratulate
Word Origin for gratulate
Word Origin and History for gratulate
archaic, 1550s, from Latin gratulatus, past participle of gratulari (see gratulation).