verb (used without object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.
verb (used with object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.
Origin of rejoice
Examples from the Web for rejoice
Pope Francis is certainly a breath of fresh air, and I, for one, rejoice in his style, tone and early pronouncements.Pope Francis Pushes the Church Another Step Further on Gays|Gene Robinson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let us rejoice that Swedish academicians, rather better inspired than they have been these last 15 years, have crowned this man.Nobel Prize Winner Modiano’s Magical Musical Prose About Paris|Pierre Assouline|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was quite interesting, its title was Rejoice That You Are Neurotic.
For long-suffering fans, this is presumably a moment to rejoice.The Knicks Aren't a Sports Team. They're a Reality Show, and Phil Jackson is Their Latest Star.|Robert Silverman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the president on the line, calling to rejoice with his wife.Joshua DuBois Got Schooled by Obama, the Marriage Counselor in Chief|Joshua DuBois|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In him, under every circumstance, we have every reason to be glad and to rejoice that we have him on our side.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad|Anthony Groves
There aint no man as could rejoice more nor me at this news.
Could she give God thanks for Susans ruin, or rejoice in the light He had given, when it revealed only misery?
CATH., a pleasing misreading of the true text which every one, though for different reasons, will rejoice to read.England of My Heart--Spring|Edward Hutton
He seemed to rejoice in the misfortunes of his fellow-men, whilst he felt that his own further success in life was ended.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
British Dictionary definitions for rejoice
Word Origin for rejoice
Word Origin and History for rejoice
c.1300, "to own, possess, enjoy the possession of, have the fruition of," from Old French rejoiss-, present participle stem of rejoir, resjoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, which here is of obscure signification, perhaps an intensive (see re-), + joir "be glad," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c. Middle English also used simple verb joy "to feel gladness; to rejoice" (mid-13c.) and rejoy (early 14c.). Related: Rejoiced; rejoicing.