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rejoice

[ ri-jois ]
/ r瑟藞d蕭蓴瑟s /
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verb (used without object), re路joiced, re路joic路ing.
to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.
verb (used with object), re路joiced, re路joic路ing.
to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.
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Origin of rejoice

1275鈥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路joice路ful, adjectivere路joic路er, nounpre路re路joice, verb (used without object), pre路re路joiced, pre路re路joic路ing.un路re路joiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoice

rejoice
/ (r瑟藞d蕭蓴瑟s) /

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 gaud膿re to rejoice
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