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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rejoice (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to give joy to - gladden to feel joy or great delight
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
rejoice (verb)
1.
to feel or express joy or triumph
SYNONIMS:
crow, delight, exuberate, glory, jubilate, joy, kvell, rejoice, triumph
RELATED WORDS:
gloat, preen, swell; boast, brag; flaunt, parade, show off, strut, swagger
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, regret, weep
rejoice (verb)
2.
to give satisfaction to
SYNONIMS:
agree (with), content, delight, feast, gas, glad, gladden, gratify, pleasure, rejoice, satisfy, suit, warm
RELATED WORDS:
appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe; assuage, quench, sate, satiate; excite, tickle, titillate; amuse, divert, entertain, treat; captivate, charm; galvanize, thrill; calm, comfort; cater (to), humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, perturb, pique, put out, ruffle, vex; anger, enrage, incense, inflame ( enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up; provoke, rouse; agitate, distress, disturb, fret, upset; harass, harry, pester; affront, insult, offend
displease
rejoice (verb)
to take pleasure in
SYNONIMS:
adore, delight (in), dig, fancy, get off (on), groove (on), like, love, rejoice (in), relish, revel (in), savor ( savour)
RELATED WORDS:
admire, appreciate, cherish, revere, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; devour, drink (in), eat (up), feast (on); dote (on), idolize; cotton (to), favor, prefer; indulge (in), luxuriate (in), wallow (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe; condemn, despise, scorn
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