Gratulate



[grach-uh-leyt] /ˈgrætʃ əˌleɪt/ 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.
/ˈɡrætjʊˌleɪt/
verb (transitive) (archaic)
1.
to greet joyously
2.
to congratulate
v.

archaic, 1550s, from Latin gratulatus, past participle of gratulari (see gratulation).

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