verb (used without object), ju·bi·lat·ed, ju·bi·lat·ing.

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
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-]


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.
a musical setting of this psalm.

Origin of Jubilate

First recorded in 1700–10, Jubilate is from the Latin word jūbilāte shout ye for joy
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Related Words for jubilate

bully, glory, crow, revel, brag, gloat, bluster, triumph, vaunt

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verb (intr)

to have or express great joy; rejoice
to celebrate a jubilee

Word Origin for jubilate

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

Word Origin for Jubilate

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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