To rejoice is to feel great happiness or joy, or to take great pleasure in something.verb
When you feel great pleasure after you have had a baby, this is an example of a time where you rejoice.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME rejoissen < inflectional stem of OFr rejoïr < re-, again + joïr, to be glad < VL *gaudire, for L gaudere, to rejoice: see joy
- rejoicingly adverb
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verb re·joiced, re·joic·ing, re·joic·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English rejoicen, from Old French rejoir, rejoiss- : re-, re- + joir, to be joyful (from Vulgar Latin *gaudīre, from Latin gaudēre; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).
- re·joicˈer noun