transitive verb Etymology: Latin gratulatus, past participle of gratulari — more at congratulate Date: 1566 archaic congratulategratulation noungratulatory adjective

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  • Gratulate — Grat u*late, a. Worthy of gratulation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] There s more behind that is more gratulate. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • gratulate — (v.) archaic, 1550s, from L. gratulatus, pp. of gratulari (see GRATULATION (Cf. gratulation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gratulate — [grach′ə lāt΄] vt. gratulated, gratulating [< L gratulatus, pp. of gratulari, CONGRATULATE] Archaic 1. to express joy or gratification at the sight of 2. to congratulate gratulation n. gratulatory [grach′ələ tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • gratulate — verb to congratulate …   Wiktionary

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

  • gratulate — grat·u·late …   English syllables

  • gratulate — grat•u•late [[t]ˈgrætʃ əˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing. archaic to congratulate • Etymology: 1550–60; < L grātulātus, ptp. of grātulārī to give thanks (to the gods) grat′u•la•to ry, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • gratulate — /ˈgrætʃəleɪt/ (say grachuhlayt) verb (gratulated, gratulating) Obsolete –verb (t) 1. to hail with joy; express joy at. 2. to congratulate. –verb (i) 3. to express joy. {Latin grātulātus, past participle, having expressed joy, congratulated, or… …   Australian English dictionary

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