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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-teyt]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt/
    • /fə.ˈlɪ.sɪ.teɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-teyt]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt/

Definitions of felicitate word

  • verb with object felicitate to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. 1
  • verb with object felicitate Archaic. to make happy. 1
  • adjective felicitate Obsolete. made happy. 1
  • noun felicitate Congratulate. 1
  • verb felicitate to wish joy to; congratulate 0
  • verb transitive felicitate to make happy 0

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Origin of felicitate

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Late Latin fēlīcitātus made happy (past participle of fēlīcitāre). See felicity, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Felicitate


felicitate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

felicitate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for felicitate

verb felicitate

  • commend — If you commend someone or something, you praise them formally.
  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • salute — Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
  • recommend — to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.

Antonyms for felicitate

verb felicitate

  • censure — If you censure someone for something that they have done, you tell them that you strongly disapprove of it.
  • disapprove — to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
  • blame — If you blame a person or thing for something bad, you believe or say that they are responsible for it or that they caused it.
  • denounce — If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil.
  • condemn — If you condemn something, you say that it is very bad and unacceptable.

Top questions with felicitate

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