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jollify (v.)

1824, a back-formation from jollification. Related: Jollified; jollifying. Middle English had jolifen, joleiven "be cheerful, be cheering" (late 14c.); to jolly (v.) is attested from c. 1600.

updated on February 09, 2016

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Definitions of jollify from WordNet

jollify (v.)
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities;
Synonyms: revel / racket / make whoopie / make merry / make happy / whoop it up / wassail
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