- Felicitate is defined as to praise or wish happiness to someone.
An example of felicitate is congratulating a newly-married couple on their wedding day.
transitive verbfelicitated, felicitating
- Archaic to make happy
- to wish happiness to; congratulate
Origin of felicitate; from Classical Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare, to make happy ; from felix: see felicific
transitive verbfe·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 of felicitateLate Latin fēlīcitāre, fēlīcitāt-, to make happy, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present felicitates, present participle felicitating, simple past and past participle felicitated)
- To congratulate.
(comparative more felicitate, superlative most felicitate)
- (archaic) Made very happy.
From Latin felicitatus, past participle of fēlīcitō (“to felicitate”), from fēlīx (“happy”).