Rejoice
Rejoice Re*joice", n. The act of rejoicing. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rejoice — may refer to: * Rejoice Broadcasting Network, a Christian radio network ** Rejoice Radio , the program broadcast on the Rejoice Broadcasting Network * Ballet Rejoice, a Christian dance company * Rejoice in the Lord , a weekly national broadcast… …   Wikipedia

  • Rejoice — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoice — (v.) c.1300, to enjoy the possession of, from O.Fr. rejoiss , stem of rejoissant, prp. of rejoir gladden, rejoice, from re , intensive prefix, + joir be glad, from L. gaudere rejoice (see JOY (Cf. joy)). Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rejoice — Re*joice , v. t. 1. To enjoy. [Obs.] Bp. Peacock. [1913 Webster] 2. To give joi to; to make joyful; to gladden. [1913 Webster] I me rejoysed of my liberty. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] While she, great saint, rejoices heaven. Prior. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rejoice — [ri jois′] vi. rejoiced, rejoicing [ME rejoissen < inflectional stem of OFr rejoïr < re , again + joïr, to be glad < VL * gaudire, for L gaudere, to rejoice: see JOY] to be glad, happy, or delighted; be full of joy: often with at or in… …   English World dictionary

  • rejoice — delight, gladden, *please, gratify, tickle, regale Antonyms: grieve: aggrieve: bewail …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rejoice — [v] be very happy about something be glad, be overjoyed, celebrate, delight, enjoy, exult, feel happy, glory, joy, jump for joy, make merry, revel, triumph; concept 410 Ant. be sad …   New thesaurus

  • rejoice — ► VERB ▪ feel or show great joy. ORIGIN Old French rejoir, from joir experience joy …   English terms dictionary

  • rejoice — [14] Rejoice was adapted from rejoiss , the stem form of Old French rejoir ‘be joyful’. This was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix re and joir ‘be joyful’, which went back to Latin gaudēre ‘rejoice’, ultimate source of English joy …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • rejoice — [14] Rejoice was adapted from rejoiss , the stem form of Old French rejoir ‘be joyful’. This was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix re and joir ‘be joyful’, which went back to Latin gaudēre ‘rejoice’, ultimate source of English joy …   Word origins

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