rejoice


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

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  • 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 — 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 — Re*joice , n. The act of rejoicing. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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