rejoice

verb
re·​joice | \ ri-ˈjȯis How to pronounce rejoice (audio) \
rejoiced; rejoicing

Definition of rejoice

transitive verb

: to give joy to : gladden

intransitive verb

: to feel joy or great delight
rejoice in

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Other Words from rejoice

rejoicer noun
rejoicingly \ ri-​ˈjȯi-​siŋ-​lē How to pronounce rejoicingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of rejoice in a Sentence

We all rejoiced over our friend's good luck. rejoiced over our unexpected victory on the soccer field

Recent Examples on the Web

Village Trustee Ron LaScala says what’s important now is for Tupper Lake to rejoice in its new Empire League team. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 With all that good news to rejoice in, Star Wars fans should be able to handle a disappointing development. Melissa Locker, Time, "TSA Says This Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Souvenir Will Not Be Welcome On Flights," 28 Aug. 2019 Maybe, just maybe, the 4-2-5 can even deliver a few more shutouts for Eagles fans to rejoice over. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena anxious to test its new defensive scheme in scrimmage with Baytown Lee," 14 Aug. 2019 Hopeful Easter Captions Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love, and joy. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "35 Cute Easter Instagram Captions for All of Your Egg-ceptional Photos," 14 Feb. 2019 Panama City celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2019, and the year promises to be filled with epic parties to rejoice. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 Fans of Bughead will be able to rejoice as Lili Reinhardt shared at San Diego Comic-Con that Jughead are in a good place at the beginning of the season. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About "Riverdale" Season 3 So Far!," 23 July 2018 The final frames of the Season 2 finale had the lovebirds rejoicing at their latest reunion, while those who prefer her professional endeavors sighed at the slip-up. Ashley Lee, chicagotribune.com, "Romantic comedies like ‘Younger’ leave ‘happily ever after’ at the altar," 6 Sep. 2019 The final frames of the Season 2 finale had the lovebirds rejoicing at their latest reunion, while those who prefer her professional endeavors sighed at the slip-up. Los Angeles Times, "Romantic comedies like ‘Younger’ leave ‘happily ever after’ at the altar," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of rejoice

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for 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

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rejoice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rejoice

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

rejoice

verb
re·​joice | \ ri-ˈjȯis How to pronounce rejoice (audio) \
rejoiced; rejoicing

Kids Definition of rejoice

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

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