verb[no object] archaic
Show great happiness; rejoice.‘sing and jubilate aloud before God’
crow, gloat, swagger, brag, boast
- ‘Australian Robbie McEwen jubilates as he crosses the finish line.’
- ‘The Australian Socceroos jubilate after defeating Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, yesterday.’
- ‘No wonder people of all ages and political orientations are jubilating.’
- ‘Moravian visitors to the Bryan plantations in South Carolina in 1741 heard ‘a slave woman singing a spiritual at the water's edge,’ her way of ‘jubilating’ at attaining ‘assurance of the forgiveness of sins and the mercy of God in Christ’.’
- ‘At that moment while she was still trying to contain her overwhelming emotion, the audience were jubilating, to say the least.’
Mid 17th century from Latin jubilat- ‘called out’, from the verb jubilare, used by Christian writers to mean ‘shout for joy’.
1Psalm 100, beginning Jubilate deo ‘rejoice in God’, especially as used as a canticle in the Anglican service of matins.
- 1.1A musical setting of the Jubilate.‘The opening Jubilate made for a rousing start, though there were some uncertainties of pitch in the orchestra which made for a certain jitteriness at times.’
- ‘Purcell composed two such odes, and his Te Deum and Jubilate in D were written for the celebration of 1694.’
- 1.1A musical setting of the Jubilate.
Latin, ‘shout for joy!’, imperative of jubilare (see jubilate).