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rejoice

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verb re·joice \ri-ˈjȯis\

Simple Definition of rejoice

  • : to feel or show that you are very happy about something

Full Definition of rejoice

re·joicedre·joic·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give joy to :  gladden

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to feel joy or great delight

re·joic·er noun
re·joic·ing·ly play \-ˈjȯi-siŋ-lē\ adverb
rejoice in

Examples of rejoice

  1. We all rejoiced over our friend's good luck.

  2. <rejoiced over our unexpected victory on the soccer field>



Origin of rejoice

Middle English, from Anglo-French rejois-, stem of rejoier, rejoir, from re- + joir to welcome, enjoy, from Latin gaudēre to be glad — more at joy


First Known Use: 14th century




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