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Meaning of REJOICE

Pronunciation:  ri'joys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to express great joy; "As if the sea, and sky, and earth, rejoiced with new-born liberty." Shelley
  2. [v]  feel happiness or joy
  3. [v]  be ecstatic with joy

REJOICE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: exult, joy, jubilate, revel, triumph, triumph, wallow
 See Also: be on cloud nine, cheer, cheer, cheer up, cheer up, chirk up, chirk up, experience, exult, feel, gladden, glory, jump for joy, walk on air



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*joice"\ (r[-e]*jois"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Rejoiced} (-joist"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rejoicing}
    (-joi"s?ng).] [OE. rejoissen, OF. resjouir, resjoir, F.
    r['e]jouir; pref. re- re- + OF, esjouir, esjoir, F.
    ['e]jouir, to rejoice; pref. es- (L. ex-) + OF. jouir, joir,
    F. jouir, from L. gaudere to rejoice. See {Joy}.]
    To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have
    pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted. ``O, rejoice
    beyond a common joy.'' --Shak.
          I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. --Ps. xxxi. 7.
    Syn: To delight; joy; exult; triumph.
  2. \Re*joice"\, v. t.
    1. To enjoy. [Obs.] --Bp. Peacock.
    2. To give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden.
             I me rejoysed of my liberty.          --Chaucer.
             While she, great saint, rejoices heaven. --Prior.
             Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to
             see what mischief it had made.        --Arbuthnot.
    Syn: To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight.
  3. \Re*joice"\, n.
    The act of rejoicing. --Sir T. Browne.