Definition of exult verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exult

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌlt//
 
[intransitive, transitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exult
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌlt//
 
he / she / it exults
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌlts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌlts//
 
past simple exulted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪd//
 
past participle exulted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪd//
 
-ing form exulting
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzʌltɪŋ//
 
Excitement, Happiness
 
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to feel and show that you are very excited and happy because of something that has happened exult (at/in something) He leaned back, exulting at the success of his plan. + speech ‘We won!’ she exulted. See related entries: Excitement, Happiness Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘leap up’, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + salire ‘to leap’.
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