to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.
to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.
- re·joice·ful, adjective
- re·joic·er, noun
- pre·re·joice, verb (used without object), pre·re·joiced, pre·re·joic·ing.
- un·re·joiced, adjective
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How to use rejoice in a sentence
Any science journalist would rejoice at the revelation of aliens on Earth.Top 10 questions I’d ask an alien from the Galactic Federation | Tom Siegfried | December 9, 2020 | Science News
Astronomers rejoiced in 1987 when a supernova appeared in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the closest such stellar explosion to Earth in centuries.
Tech investors are yawning about the election and rejoicing over the 5G and other next-gen products they’re betting will drive today’s immense valuations to new heights.Stocks in ‘election-sensitive’ sectors seem oblivious to which candidate wins. Why? | Shawn Tully | October 18, 2020 | Fortune
Futuristic joy comes from rejoicing that we will again glimpse meaning, beauty or goodness, and seemingly against all odds feel that they are connected to our very life.
Now, with the company officially moving its HQ to Denver, you’d think its critics would rejoice.Why Palantir’s departure won’t doom Silicon Valley | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
While he openeth his hands he shall rejoice: but transgressors shall pine away in the end.
I rejoice in being able to say that the general tendency of the speeches was towards universal Emancipation, mental and physical.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory.
The mirth of timbrels hath ceased, the noise of them that rejoice is ended, the melody of the harp is silent.
Therefore shall Moab howl to Moab, every one shall howl: to them that rejoice upon the brick walls, tell ye their stripes.
British Dictionary definitions for rejoice
(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
- rejoicer, noun
- rejoicing, noun
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