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rejoice

re·joice

rejoice

 
 
pronunciation:
rih joIs
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rejoiced, rejoices, rejoicing
definition: to be joyful or take great pleasure (sometimes fol. by in).
She rejoiced in the knowledge that she'd made the right decision.They rejoiced at the news that the war had ended.We rejoiced to hear that no one was hurt in the accident.The exams were over and the students rejoiced.
synonyms:
jubilate, revel
antonyms:
bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, sorrow
similar words:
celebrate, delight, exult, glory, joy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to feel extremely happy about (fol. by a clause).
The parents rejoiced that their son would be returning soon.
similar words:
celebrate
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