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verb (rejoic, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make happy, exhilarate.
  2. (intransitive) To be very happy, be delighted, exult; to feel joy.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 6.
    • : Obscurity, indeed, is painful to the mind as well as to the eye ; but to bring light from obscurity, by whatever labour, must needs to be delightful and rejoicing.
    Etymology: From Old French resjoir, later réjouir, from re- + esjoir (modern French éjouir), from joir "joy".

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