[ ri-jois ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪs /
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
Related formsre·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 in
/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪs) /
(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 Formsrejoicer, 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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Idioms and Phrases with rejoice in
Have or possess something highly desirable, as in He rejoices in a keen mind. [Late 1400s]
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