tr.v. fe·lic·i·tat·ed, fe·lic·i·tat·ing, fe·lic·i·tates
1. To offer congratulations to: "I felicitate you on your memory, sir" (John Fowles).
2. Archaic To make happy.
[Late Latin fēlīcitāre, fēlīcitāt-, to make happy, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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