regocijarse

A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to take pleasure; often used with "de" or "por")
a. to rejoice
Tras meses de sequía, los residentes del pueblo se regocijaron cuando cayó el chaparrón.After a drought that lasted for months, the town residents rejoiced when it started raining.
El abuelo se regocijó al ver a toda la familia junta para su cumpleaños.The grandfather rejoiced at seeing the whole family together for his birthday.
b. to delight
El tirano se regocijaba de ver sufrir a los condenados.The tyrant delighted in watching the condemned suffer.
regocijar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to please)
a. to fill with joy
La música animada que tocaba el violinista nos regocijaba.The lively music played by the violinist filled us with joy.
Las actuaciones de los peques en las obras estudiantiles regocijan a sus padres.The performance of the little ones in the school plays fill their parents with joy.
b. to delight
Los payasos recocijaban a los niños.The clowns delighted the children.
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regocijar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to delight
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to rejoice
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regocijar
transitive verb
to gladden; delight
la noticia regocijó a la familia the news delighted the family; the news filled the family with joy; un chiste que regocijó a todos a joke which made everyone laugh; creó un personaje para regocijar a los niños she created a character to amuse children
pronominal verb
regocijarse
1 (alegrarse) to rejoice; be glad;de, por about, at
se regocija de la mala suerte de otros he delights in other people's misfortunes
2 (reírse) to laugh
regocijarse con un chiste to laugh at a joke
3 (pasarlo bien) to have a good time
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