- to show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
- to celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
Origin of jubilate
1595–1605; < Latin jūbilātus (past participle of jūbilāre to shout for joy), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ātus -ate1
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- to have or express great joy; rejoice
- to celebrate a jubilee
C17: from Latin jūbilāre to raise a shout of joy; see jubilant
- RC Church Church of England the 100th psalm used as a canticle in the liturgy
- a musical setting of this psalm
from the opening word (Jubilate make a joyful noise) of the Vulgate version
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Word Origin and History for jubilatory
"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.
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