gratulate

gratulate

[grach-uh-leyt] Archaic.
verb (used with object), gratulated, gratulating.
1.
to hail with joy; express joy at.
2.
to congratulate.
verb (used without object), gratulated, gratulating.
3.
to express joy.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin grātulātus (past participle of grātulārī to express joy), equivalent to grātul- express joy, congratulate, thank (derivative of grātus pleasing) + -ātus -ate1

gratulatorily [grach-uh-luh-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-] , adverb
gratulatory, adjective
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gratulate (ˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to greet joyously
2.  to congratulate
 
[C16: from Latin grātulārī, from grātus pleasing]
 
'gratulant
 
adj
 
gratu'lation
 
n
 
'gratulatory
 
adj

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