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jubilate

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verb ju·bi·late \ˈjü-bə-ˌlāt\

Definition of jubilate

jubilated

jubilating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  rejoice <too dispassionate to jubilate — Cynthia Ozick>



Examples of jubilate in a sentence

  1. <a medical researcher too committed to his work to pause and jubilate even upon hearing that he had won the Nobel Prize>



Did You Know?

When things are going your way, you may want to shout for joy. "Jubilate" testifies to the fact that people have had the urge to give (loud) voice to their happiness for centuries. Although "jubilate" first appeared in print around the middle of the 17th century, its connection to vocal joy goes back much farther; it is derived from the Latin verb jubilare, which means "to shout for joy." "Jubilare" has also played a role in the development of a few other closely related joyful English words, including "jubilant" (the earliest meaning was "making a joyful noise," though it is now most often used to mean simply "exultant") and "jubilation" ("an act of rejoicing").

Origin and Etymology of jubilate

Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare; akin to Middle High German (exclamation of joy), Greek iygē shout


First Known Use: circa 1641


Jubilate

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noun Ju·bi·la·te \ˌyü-bə-ˈlä-ˌtā, ˌjü-\

Definition of Jubilate

  1. 1 a :  the 100th Psalm in the Authorized Version b not capitalized :  a joyous song or outburst

  2. 2 :  the third Sunday after Easter



Origin and Etymology of jubilate

Latin, 2d person plural imperative of jubilare


First Known Use: 1549


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