felicitate
[ fi-lis-i-teyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; from late Latin felicitat- "made happy," from the verb felicitare, from Latin felix, felic- "happy"
Synonyms
    1.
  • congratulate commend praise
    2.
  • please
  • uplift
  • hearten
  • delight
Antonyms
    1.
  • blame denounce
    2.
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dishearten
Definition
1. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate.
2. to make happy (archaic)
Examples
1. A) We need to go over there and felicitate the happy couple on their nuptials. B) He refused to felicitate them after being snubbed by the committee.
2. A) They promised to felicitate each other for the rest of their lives. B) Old-fashioned candies often felicitate people of all ages.
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