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Webster 1913 Edition


Gratulate

Grat′u-late

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Grqatulated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Gratulating
.]
[L.
gratulatus
, p. p. of
gratulari
to congratulate, fr.
gratus
pleasing, agreeable. See
Grate
,
Adj.
]
To salute with declaration of joy; to congratulate.
[R.]
Shak.

Grat′u-late

,
Adj.
Worthy of gratulation.
[Obs.]
There’s more behind that is more
gratulate
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Gratulate

GRAT'ULATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. gratulor, from gratus, pleasing, grateful.]
1.
To express joy or pleasure to a person, on account of his success, or the reception of some good; to salute with declarations of joy; to congratulate. [The latter word is more generally used.]
To gratulate the gentle princes there.
2.
To wish or express joy to.
3.
To declare joy for; to mention with joy.

Definition 2022


gratulate

gratulate

English

Verb

gratulate (third-person singular simple present gratulates, present participle gratulating, simple past and past participle gratulated)

  1. (archaic) to congratulate
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  2. (archaic) to greet, welcome, salute
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Richard the Third, IV. i. 10:
      To gratulate the gentle princes there.
    • 19th century, James Thomson, Two Sonnets:
      Striving to sing glad songs, I but attain
      Wild discords sadder than Grief's saddest tune
      As if an owl with his harsh screech should strain
      To over-gratulate a thrush of June

Translations

Adjective

gratulate (comparative more gratulate, superlative most gratulate)

  1. (obsolete) Worthy of gratulation.

Esperanto

Adverb

gratulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of gratuli

Latin

Participle

grātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of grātulātus