Felicitate is defined as to praise or wish happiness to someone.verb
An example of felicitate is congratulating a newly-married couple on their wedding day.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Archaic to make happy
- to wish happiness to; congratulate
Origin: < L felicitatus, pp. of felicitare, to make happy < felix: see felicific
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transitive verb fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing, fe·lic·i·tates
- To offer congratulations to: “I felicitate you on your memory, sir” (John Fowles).
- Archaic To make happy.
Origin: Late Latin fēlīcitāre, fēlīcitāt-, to make happy, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
- fe·licˈi·taˌtor noun