jubilate

verb
ju·​bi·​late | \ ˈjü-bə-ˌlāt How to pronounce jubilate (audio) \
jubilated; jubilating

Definition of jubilate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: rejoice too dispassionate to jubilate— Cynthia Ozick

Jubilate

noun
Ju·​bi·​la·​te | \ ˌyü-bə-ˈlä-ˌtā How to pronounce Jubilate (audio) , ˌjü- \

Definition of Jubilate (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the 100th Psalm in the King James Version
b not capitalized : a joyous song or outburst
2 : the third Sunday after Easter

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Synonyms: Verb

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The Joyful Evolution of Jubilate

When things are going your way, you may want to shout for joy—or to jubilate. The joyful source of jubilate is Latin jubilare, which means "to shout for joy."

Examples of jubilate in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of jubilate

Verb

circa 1641, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for jubilate

Verb

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

Noun

Latin, 2nd person plural imperative of jubilare

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25 Dec 2021

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“Jubilate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jubilate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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