rejoice, v. celebrate, exult, jubilate, triumph, glory, revel, delight in; be glad, be happy, be pleased, be delighted, Inf. be tickled or tickled pink; be elated, feel elation, be transported with joy, be overjoyed, sing, sing for joy, carol, sound the trumpet, shout hallelujah, shout, yell, cheer, cry out with joy, be inspired; make merry, sport, skip, frolic, dance, hop, jump for joy; glow, luxuriate in, bask in; gloat over, crow, crow about.
rejoicing, n. 1. festivity, celebration, jubilee, thanksgiving; reveling, revelry, merrymaking, feasting; romp, Inf. high old time, lark, Inf. do, Inf. carrying-on.
2. exultation, exultancy, triumph, glory, rapture, ransport, ecstasy, joyfulness; jubilation, joyousness, delight, gladness, happiness; excitement, exhilaration, elation, joy, gaiety, merriment, mirth, hilarity; pleasure, amusement, conviviality, sportiveness, revelment; liveliness, jollity, jocundity, joviality, good cheer.
rejoin1, v. 1. recombine, reconsolidate, reassociate, come or get together again, regather, reassemble, reconvene, meet again; reenlist, reenroll, sign up again, reaffiliate, realign with.
2. reunite, bring together again, rematch, recement; heal the breach, restore harmony, patch things up; repair, splice, knot, tie, put or piece together.
rejoin2, v. 1. reply, rebut, make rebuttal; confute, refute, counterreply, counterclaim, counterchange.
2. answer, make or give answer, retort, riposte, parry, Inf. come back or come back at, Inf. come back with a quick or snappy answer, Inf. snap back; answer or talk back; react, respond, answer in kind.
rejoinder, n. answer, response, reply, riposte, counterstroke, return, comeback, counterblast; retort, replication, repartee; refutation, contradiction, counterargument; Law. surrebuttal, Law. surrejoinder, counterstatement, countercharge, counterclaim.
rejuvenate, v. restore to youth, turn back the clock or the hands of time, dip in the fountain of youth; reanimate, reinvigorate, revitalize, regenerate, rejuve-nize, recharge, rekindle, renew, revive, refresh, freshen, resuscitate, put or breathe new life into, stir [s.o.'s] blood.
rejuvenation, n. 1. reinvigoration, reanimation, revitalization, regeneration, rejuvenescence, revivification, revival, renewal, resuscitation.
2. rebirth, new birth, renascence; new day, new lease on life, second wind.
relapse, v. 1. (all in reference to a former state) fall or slip back, revert, Rare, retrovert, regress, retrogress; backslide, lapse, recidivate, fall from grace, apostatize.
2. move backward, reverse, recede, retrocede, ebb; decline, deteriorate, weaken, degenerate, wane, sink, slide.
-n. 3. regression, retrogression, reversion, falling back, backset; backsliding, lapse, deterioration, degeneration, retrogradation, recidivism, Obs. recidiva-tion; throwback, atavism.
4. retrocession, retirement, retreat, reflux, ebb; decline, setback, fall, downslide, Inf. the skids, weaken