- 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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Examples from the Web for jubilated
“It was the third time and out for them, all right,” jubilated Teddy.The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall
“I was perfectly sure that Ross was telling us the truth,” jubilated Teddy.The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove
It happened to be another decision rendered in a letter, and they jubilated together over the sentiment conveyed therein.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Sotomayor was jubilated with half his salary of nine thousand ducats, which he enjoyed for five years longer.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1
Henry Charles Lea
Certainly, Bear Creek jubilated with a greater degree of noise than did the others.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
- 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
Word Origin and History for jubilated
"make a joyful noise," 1640s, from Latin jubilatus, past participle of jubilare (see jubilant). Related: Jubilated; jubilating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper