Gratulating
Gratulate Grat"u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grqatulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gratulating}.] [L. gratulatus, p. p. of gratulari to congratulate, fr. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See {Grate}, a.] To salute with declaration of joy; to congratulate. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • gratulating — v. express joy; congratulate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gratulate — Grat u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grqatulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gratulating}.] [L. gratulatus, p. p. of gratulari to congratulate, fr. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See {Grate}, a.] To salute with declaration of joy; to congratulate. [R.] Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gratulation — Grat u*la tion, n. [L. gratulatio.] The act of gratulating or felicitating; congratulation. [1913 Webster] I shall turn my wishes into gratulations. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grqatulated — Gratulate Grat u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grqatulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gratulating}.] [L. gratulatus, p. p. of gratulari to congratulate, fr. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See {Grate}, a.] To salute with declaration of joy; to congratulate.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gratulate — gratulatorily /grach euh leuh tawr euh lee, tohr /, adv. gratulatory, adj. /grach euh layt /, v., gratulated, gratulating. Archaic. v.t. 1. to hail with joy; express joy at. 2. to congratulate. v.i. 3. to express joy. [1550 60; < L gratulatus… …   Universalium

  • complacent — Synonyms and related words: bovine, consequential, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, self admiring, self approving, self assuming, self complacent, self congratulating, self congratulatory, self content, self …   Moby Thesaurus

  • consequential — Synonyms and related words: absolute, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, big, big league, big name, big time, bigwig, bigwigged, charismatic, charming, clothed with authority, commanding, competent, complacent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • narcissistic — Synonyms and related words: acquisitive, ambitious for self, autistic, careerist, complacent, conceited, consequential, egocentric, egocentristic, egoistic, egotistical, grasping, greedy, individualistic, narcissan, narcissine, narcistic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overweening — Synonyms and related words: a bit much, abandoned, arrogant, assuming, assured, audacious, boundless, brash, brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious, cocksure, cold, complacent, confident, consequential, contumelious, convinced, cool, decided, determined …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-complacent — Synonyms and related words: bovine, complacent, consequential, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, priggish, self admiring, self approving, self assuming, self congratulating, self congratulatory, self content …   Moby Thesaurus

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