1. To make very happy; to delight. "What a glorius entertainment and pleasure would fill and felicitate his spirit." (I. Watts)

2. To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate. "Every true heart must felicitate itself that its lot is cast in this kingdom." (W. Howitt)

Synonyms: See Congratulate.

Origin: Cf. F. Feliciter.

(01 Mar 1998)

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