Definition of wish someone joy in English:

wish someone joy


  • Congratulate someone.

    ‘I wish you joy of your marriage’
    • ‘I did not know what to say to Yrling, and so said simply, ‘My Lord, I wish you joy.’’
    • ‘Elizabeth explains how greatly her feelings for Darcy have changed, and once her father learns of what Darcy did for Lydia, he sees that Elizabeth is serious and wishes her joy.’
    • ‘Gallantly, then, the captain advanced and tenderly bowed to Priscilla, ‘wishing her joy of her wedding, and loudly lauding her husband.’’
    • ‘And because I am a grownup person, and very well-sorted out, I wish you joy.’
    • ‘So I think she is a person with an usual gift for loving kindness and forgiveness, and I wish her joy and happiness in her marriage.’
    • ‘He wouldn't dance at her wedding - had turned down the invitation - but he wished her joy.’
    • ‘The community wish them joy, good wishes and congratulations.’
    • ‘I believe soon, Christine, we shall be wishing you joy!’
    • ‘I wish you joy on your inner journey to clarity and health.’
    • ‘Tomas is a very popular young man and we wish him joy and fulfilment in his ministry as a priest of the diocese.’
    give someone one's good wishes, wish someone good luck, wish someone joy, drink someone's health, toast, drink to, drink a toast to
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