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jubilate

[joo-buh-leyt]
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for jubilatory

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

Jubilate

noun
  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 jubilatory

jubilate

v.

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

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