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verb (used without object), ju·bi·lat·ed, ju·bi·lat·ing.
  1. to show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
  2. to celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
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Origin of jubilate

1595–1605; < Latin jūbilātus (past participle of jūbilāre to shout for joy), equivalent to jūbil- shout + -ātus -ate1
Related formsju·bi·la·to·ry [joo-buh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdʒu bə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective


[joo-buh-ley-tee; yoo-buh-lah-tey, -tee, joo-]
  1. Also called Jubilate Sunday. the third Sunday after Easter: so called from the first word of the 65th Psalm in the Vulgate, which is used as the introit.
  2. a musical setting of this psalm.
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Origin of Jubilate

First recorded in 1700–10, Jubilate is from the Latin word jūbilāte shout ye for joy
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Historical Examples

  • But, jubilate, I have got my garden all hoed the first time!

    Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor


  • So you do not wonder, I fancy, that Charlie's letter should be such a jubilate.

  • But Dick threw his cap high up in the air, and shouted "Jubilate!"

  • In 1552 the Jubilate was inserted without any restriction as to how often it should take the place of the Benedictus.

  • The meadow lark, tilting upon the topmost tip of the highest pine, sings to the sky a jubilate in three pure syllables.


    Mary Stewart Daggett

British Dictionary definitions for jubilate


verb (intr)
  1. to have or express great joy; rejoice
  2. to celebrate a jubilee
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin jūbilāre to raise a shout of joy; see jubilant


  1. RC Church Church of England the 100th psalm used as a canticle in the liturgy
  2. a musical setting of this psalm
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Word Origin

from the opening word (Jubilate make a joyful noise) of the Vulgate version
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Word Origin and History for jubilate


"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.

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