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To be, or to become happy or happier - synonyms or related words

rejoice in

mainly literary

to be very happy about something



to start looking or feeling happier



to feel happy, for example because you are doing something that you enjoy

look forward to

to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen

thrive on

to become successful or happy in a particular situation, especially one that other people would not enjoy



mainly literary

to feel very happy about something, or to celebrate something in a happy way



if you are cheered by something such as a piece of news, it makes you happier or less worried

be happy for someone

to be pleased because something good has happened to someone else

live happily ever after

to be happy for the rest of your life

jump for joy

to be very pleased about something



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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