American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To offer congratulations to: "I felicitate you on your memory, sir” ( John Fowles).
- v. Archaic To make happy.
- adj. Obsolete Made happy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make happy.
- To congratulate; compliment upon a happy event: as to felicitate a friend on his good fortune.
- Synonyms Congratulate, Felicitate. See congratulation.
- Made happy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Archaic Made very happy.
- v. To make very happy; to delight.
- v. To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate.
- v. express congratulations
- From Latin felicitatus, past participle of fēlīcitō ("to felicitate"), from fēlīx ("happy"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin fēlīcitāre, fēlīcitāt-, to make happy, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Undeterred by a court verdict on March 30 sentencingfive members of a family to death for honour killing, the khaps are collecting money to "felicitate" and support the convicts 'relatives.”
“felicitate' the forming of government after electoral victory.”
“He even had the hypocrisy, at times, to felicitate himself upon his escape, and to draw bleak fireside pictures of the dismal future which would have been had he and Frona incompatibly mated.”
“We wish to felicitate you for your commitment to start a new chapter for the economic development of Jammu and Kashmir described as paradise on the earth.”
“Mr. Azad was addressing a mammoth public gathering at Dumhall, Anantnag today, organized to felicitate the Central Minister on his induction into the Union Cabinet.”
“The Asansol Bar Association has decided to felicitate Chittaranjan Dey in September this year for his outstanding performance in the face of stiffest physical challenge.”
“He also announced that Samiti is organizing a function to felicitate the families of 11 martyrs tomorrow at Abhinav Theater and each family will be paid a cash award of Rs four lakh besides one person who lost his both eyes in the police action will also be paid Rs four lakh as cash assistance on the occasion.”
“I am a homeless person for 50 years," the Dalai Lama said at function organised here to felicitate former Defence Minister George Fernandes, adding, he has been a guest of the Indian government all these years.”
“LATE as Edgar quitted the rectory, he went not straight to Beech Park; every tie both of friendship and propriety carried him first to Dr. Marchmont; who had too much feeling to wonder at the power of his late incitements, and too much goodness of heart not to felicitate hint, upon their issue, though he sighed at the recollection of the disappointments whence his own doubting counsel originated.”
“I have in the last two weeks been receiving various delegations from across the country, all coming to congratulate and felicitate with me on my recent inauguration and assumption of office,”
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