Rejoiced at the news; rejoiced in her friend's good fortune.
Rejoiced that the ship reached land.
When you feel great pleasure after you have had a baby, this is an example of a time where you rejoice.
Origin of rejoice
- Middle English rejoicen from Old French rejoir rejoiss- re- re- joir to be joyful (from Vulgar Latin gaudīre) (from Latin gaudēre gāu- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French resjoir, (Modern French réjouir)