Meaning of gratulate

grat•u•late

Pronunciation: (grach'u-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to hail with joy; express joy at.
  2. to congratulate.
—v.i.
  1. to express joy.
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