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[ verb ] take delight in

Synonyms

enjoy delight

Examples

"he delights in his granddaughter"

Used in print

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

So impressive were those serious years of study at the university that Hans later wrote , `` to be perfectly free , the young man must revel in the great kingdom of thought and imagination ; there is a struggle there , in which , if he falls , it is easy for him to rise again , there is freedom of utterance there , which draws after it no irreparable consequences on society .

2
[ noun ] unrestrained merrymaking

Synonyms

revelry

Used in print

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Some who have written on Utopia have treated it as `` a learned diversion of a learned world '' , `` a phantasy with which More amused himself '' , `` a holiday work , a spontaneous overflow of intellectual high_spirits , a revel of debate , paradox , comedy and invention '' .

3
[ verb ] celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

Examples

"The members of the wedding party made merry all night" "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23451
5
[ verb ] be ecstatic with joy

Related terms

exult triumph

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