verb re·joice \ri-ˈjis\

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


Full Definition of REJOICE

transitive verb
:  to give joy to :  gladden
intransitive verb
:  to feel joy or great delight
re·joic·er noun
re·joic·ing·ly \-ˈji-siŋ-lē\ adverb
rejoice in
:  have, possess

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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