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rejoice

[ri-jois] /rɪˈdʒɔɪs/
verb (used without object), rejoiced, rejoicing.
1.
to be glad; take delight (often followed by in):
to rejoice in another's happiness.
verb (used with object), rejoiced, rejoicing.
2.
to make joyful; gladden:
a song to rejoice the heart.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English rejoicen < Old French rejouiss-, long stem of rejouir, equivalent to re- re- + jouir to rejoice; see joy
Related forms
rejoiceful, adjective
rejoicer, noun
prerejoice, verb (used without object), prerejoiced, prerejoicing.
unrejoiced, adjective
Synonyms
1. revel, exult, glory.
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rejoice

/rɪˈdʒɔɪs/
verb
1.
when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive; when intr, often foll by in. to feel or express great joy or happiness
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to cause to feel joy
Derived Forms
rejoicer, noun
rejoicing, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French resjoir, from re- + joir to be glad, from Latin gaudēre to rejoice
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Word Origin and History for unrejoiced

rejoice

v.

c.1300, "to own, possess, enjoy the possession of, have the fruition of," from Old French rejoiss-, present participle stem of rejoir, resjoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, which here is of obscure signification, perhaps an intensive (see re-), + joir "be glad," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).

Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c. Middle English also used simple verb joy "to feel gladness; to rejoice" (mid-13c.) and rejoy (early 14c.). Related: Rejoiced; rejoicing.

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