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rejoice

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈdʒɔɪs/ formal us  
to feel or show great happiness about something: Everyone rejoiced at the news of his safe return. She rejoiced in her good fortune. [+ to infinitive] I rejoiced to see that she had made such a quick recovery.
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