- To rejoice is to feel great happiness or joy, or to take great pleasure in something.
When you feel great pleasure after you have had a baby, this is an example of a time where you rejoice.
rejoice definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English rejoissen ; from inflectional stem of Old French rejoïr ; from re-, again plush joïr, to be glad ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form gaudire, for Classical Latin gaudere, to rejoice: see joy
- rejoicingly adverb
rejoice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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