One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her opponents exulted when she left’
rejoice, be joyful, be happy, be pleased, be glad, be delighted, be elated, be ecstatic, be euphoric, be overjoyed, be as pleased as Punch, be cock-a-hoop, be jubilant, be rapturous, be in raptures, be transported, be beside oneself with joy, be delirious, be thrilled, jump for joy, be on cloud nine, be treading on air, be walking on air, be in seventh heaven, glory, triumph, be triumphant
celebrate, cheer, revel, make merry
informal be over the moon, be on top of the world, be blissed out, whoop it up
Australian informal be wrapped
rare joy, jubilate
2‘he exulted in the triumph of the new order’
rejoice at, rejoice in, take delight in, find pleasure in, take pleasure in, find satisfaction in, take satisfaction in, feel satisfaction at, find joy in, enjoy, appreciate, revel in, glory in, bask in, delight in, relish, savour, luxuriate in, wallow in
be proud of, feel proud of, feel proud about, be proud of oneself for, congratulate oneself on, flatter oneself on, preen oneself on, pat oneself on the back for, give oneself a pat on the back for
crow about, feel self-satisfied about, vaunt, boast about, brag about, gloat over
archaic pique oneself in, pique oneself on
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