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rejoice

[ ri-jois ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪs /
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verb (used without object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.

verb (used with object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.

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Origin of rejoice

1275–1325; Middle English rejoicen<Old French rejouiss-, long stem of rejouir, equivalent to re-re- + jouir to rejoice;see joy

OTHER WORDS FROM rejoice

re·joice·ful, adjectivere·joic·er, nounpre·re·joice, verb (used without object), pre·re·joiced, pre·re·joic·ing.un·re·joiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoice

rejoice
/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪs) /

verb

(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive ; when intr , often foll by in) to feel or express great joy or happiness
(tr) archaic to cause to feel joy

Derived forms of rejoice

rejoicer, nounrejoicing, noun

Word Origin for rejoice

C14: from Old French resjoir, from re- + joir to be glad, from Latin gaudēre to rejoice
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