jubilate

verb ju·bi·late \ ˈjü-bə-ˌlāt \

Definition of jubilate

jubilated; jubilating
intransitive verb
:rejoice
  • too dispassionate to jubilate
  • —Cynthia Ozick

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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

The Joyful Evolution of jubilate

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

jubilate Synonyms


Jubilate

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

Definition of Jubilate

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

Origin and Etymology of jubilate

Latin, 2nd person plural imperative of jubilare



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