gratulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin congrātŭlor

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (archaic) to congratulate
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  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[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gratulate (comparative more gratulate, superlative most gratulate)

  1. (obsolete) Worthy of gratulation.

Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gratulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of gratuli

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

grātulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of grātulātus