gratulate

play
verb grat·u·late \ˈgra-chə-ˌlāt\

Definition of gratulate

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  congratulate

gratulation

play \ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

gratulatory

play \ˈgra-chə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gratulate

Latin gratulatus, past participle of gratulari — more at congratulate


First Known Use: 1566

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