- 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.
felicitate definition by Webster's New World
- Archaic to make happy
- to wish happiness to; congratulate
Origin: ; from Classical Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare, to make happy ; from felix: see felicific
felicitate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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