rejoice

  • 1Rejoice — 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… …

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  • 2Rejoice — 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

  • 3rejoice — (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 …

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  • 4Rejoice — 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]… …

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  • 5rejoice — [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… …

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  • 6Rejoice — Re*joice , n. The act of rejoicing. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7rejoice in — index relish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8rejoice — delight, gladden, *please, gratify, tickle, regale Antonyms: grieve: aggrieve: bewail …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9rejoice — [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 …

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  • 10rejoice — ► VERB ▪ feel or show great joy. ORIGIN Old French rejoir, from joir experience joy …

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  • 11rejoice — [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

  • 12rejoice in — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rejoice in : present tense I/you/we/they rejoice in he/she/it rejoices in present participle rejoicing in past tense rejoiced in past participle rejoiced in 1) rejoice in something to be very happy about… …

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  • 13rejoice — [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

  • 14rejoice — rejoiceful, adj. rejoicer, n. /ri joys /, v., rejoiced, rejoicing. v.i. 1. to be glad; take delight (often fol. by in): to rejoice in another s happiness. v.t. 2. to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart. [1275 1325; ME rejoicen < OF&#8230; …

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  • 15rejoice — Synonyms and related words: adore, animate, appreciate, bask in, be pleased with, boost, brighten, buoy up, caper, caracole, carol, celebrate, cheer, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, dance, delight, delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, eat up,&#8230; …

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  • 16rejoice — re|joice [rıˈdʒɔıs] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: rejoir, from [i]Latin gaudere to rejoice ] 1.) literary to feel or show that you are very happy rejoice at/over/in ▪ His family rejoiced at the news. ▪ We rejoiced in our good fortune …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17rejoice — UK [rɪˈdʒɔɪs] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms rejoice : present tense I/you/we/they rejoice he/she/it rejoices present participle rejoicing past tense rejoiced past participle rejoiced mainly literary to feel very happy about something, or to …

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  • 18rejoice — v. (D; intr.) to rejoice at, in, over (they rejoiced at the good news) * * * [rɪ dʒɔɪs] in over (they rejoiced at the good news) (D; intr.) to rejoice at …

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  • 19rejoice — re|joice [ rı dʒɔıs ] verb intransitive MAINLY LITERARY to feel very happy about something, or to celebrate something in a happy way re joice in phrasal verb transitive rejoice in something to be very happy about something: Montaigne seemed to&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20rejoice — [[t]rɪʤɔ͟ɪs[/t]] rejoices, rejoicing, rejoiced 1) VERB If you rejoice, you are very pleased about something and you show it in your behaviour. [V in/at n] Garbo plays the Queen, rejoicing in the love she has found with Antonio... [V in/at n] A&#8230; …

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