rejoice

verb re·joice \ ri-ˈjȯis \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of rejoice

rejoiced; rejoicing
: to give joy to : gladden
: to feel joy or great delight

rejoicer

noun

rejoicingly

play \ri-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

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Origin and Etymology 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


REJOICE Defined for English Language Learners

rejoice

Definition of rejoice for English Language Learners

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


REJOICE Defined for Kids

rejoice

verb re·joice \ ri-ˈjȯis \

Definition of rejoice for Students

rejoiced; rejoicing
: to feel or show joy or happiness
  • We rejoiced over their good luck.


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