congratulate vs felicitate what difference

what is difference between congratulate and felicitate

English

Alternative forms

  • gratulate (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin congratulor, congratulatus, from gratus (blessing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.t͡ʃʊˌleɪt/, /-t͡ʃə-/
  • (US, sometimes) IPA(key): /kənˈɡɹæ.d͡ʒʊˌleɪt/, /-d͡ʒə-/

Verb

congratulate (third-person singular simple present congratulates, present participle congratulating, simple past and past participle congratulated)

  1. To express one’s sympathetic pleasure or joy to the person(s) it is felt for.
    Remind me to congratulate Dave and Lisa on their wedding.
  2. (reflexive) To consider oneself fortunate in some matter.
    I congratulated myself on the success of my plan.

Derived terms

Translations


Italian

Verb

congratulate

  1. inflection of congratulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of congratulato

Latin

Participle

congrātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of congrātulātus


English

Etymology

From Latin felicitatus, past participle of fēlīcitō (to felicitate), from fēlīx (happy).

Verb

felicitate (third-person singular simple present felicitates, present participle felicitating, simple past and past participle felicitated)

  1. (transitive) To congratulate.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 25, [1]
      [] he waddled to the platform, bowed as low as his belly would permit, and was duly decorated and felicitated []

Related terms

  • felicitation
  • felicity

Translations

Adjective

felicitate (comparative more felicitate, superlative most felicitate)

  1. (archaic) Made very happy.

Italian

Verb

felicitate

  1. inflection of felicitare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of felicitato

Latin

Noun

fēlīcitāte

  1. ablative singular of fēlīcitās

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial