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overjoy

[oh-ver-joi] /ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɔɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate:
It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival.
Origin of overjoy
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at over-, joy
Related forms
overjoyed, adjective
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overjoy

/ˌəʊvəˈdʒɔɪ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to give great delight to
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v.

late 14c., "to rejoice over," from over- + joy (q.v.); translating Latin supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of "to fill with gladness" is first recorded 1570s (now usually in past participle overjoyed).

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