Re*joice" (r?-jois"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rejoced (-joist"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rejoicing (-joi"s?ng).] [OE.rejoissen, OF. resjouir, resjoir, F. r'ejouir; pref. re- re- + OF, esjouir, esjoir, F. jouirr, to rejoice; pref. es- (L. ex-) + OF. jouir, joir, F. jouir, from L. gaudere to rejoice. See Joy.]

To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted.

"O, rejoice beyond a common joy."


I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. Ps. xxxi. 7.

Syn. To delight; joy; exult; triumph.


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Re*joice", v. t.


To enjoy.


Bp. Peacock.


To give joi to; to make joyful; to gladden.

I me rejoysed of my liberty. Chaucer.

While she, great saint, rejoices heaven. Prior.

Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what mischief it had made. Arbuthnot.

Syn. -- To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight.


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Re*joice", n.

The act of rejoicing.

Sir T. Browne.


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