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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rejoice

rejoicedrejoicing

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

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

rejoicer noun
rejoicingly play \-ˈjȯi-siŋ-lē\ adverb
rejoice in

Examples of rejoice in a sentence

  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



REJOICE Defined for Kids

rejoice

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verb re·joice \ri-ˈjȯis\

Definition of rejoice for Students

rejoicedrejoicing

  1. :  to feel or show joy or happiness <We rejoiced over their good luck.>





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