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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to feel happiness)
a. alegrarse
The angels rejoiced when they saw the star.Los ángeles se alegraron al ver la estrella.
The people rejoiced when they learned that the wicked king was dead.El pueblo se alegró cuando supo que el rey malvado estaba muerto.
b. regocijarse
The exhausted castaway rejoiced when he made it to shore.El agotado náufrago se regocijó al llegar a la orilla.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to make happy)
a. alegrar
The Cratchits were amazed that it should be Mr. Scrooge who would bring food and wine to rejoice their hearts.Los Cratchit se asombraron de que fuera el Sr. Scrooge quien les trajera comida y vino para alegrarles el corazón.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. alegrarse
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rejoice [rɪˈdʒɔɪs]
intransitive verb
1 (be happy) alegrarse; regocijarse (literary);at, about de
let us not rejoice too soon no echemos las campanas al vuelo demasiado pronto; conviene no alegrarse demasiado pronto
he rejoices in the name of Marmaduke luce el nombre de Marmaduke
transitive verb
alegrar; regocijar (literary)
to rejoice that ... alegrarse de que
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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