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Saturday, January 15, 2011

felicitate

\fi-LIS-i-teyt\ , verb;
1.
To compliment upon a happy event; congratulate.
2.
Archaic: To make happy.
Quotes:
I make an execrable attempt to felicitate him on his good fortune, when he of a sudden, goes off in a roar that makes the bench tremble.
-- Charles Dickens, Household words, Volume 17
Nobles and officers had come to felicitate him; he had shaken a number of hands and spent all the smiles he had left.
-- Louis de Wohl, The Last Crusader
Origin:
Felicitate stems from the Latin felicitare, "to make happy."
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