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. 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. [1913 Webster]

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. --Ps. xxxi. 7. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Syn. To delight; joy; exult; triumph. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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