jollify

To jollify is to make merry or have a boisterous celebration. You might plan to jollify with your friends on Saturday night in honor of your upcoming birthday.

When you have a lively party or a festive celebration of any kind, you jollify. Some people jollify just because it's the weekend, while for others it takes a special occasion to really let go and jollify. While the noun jollification is still occasionally used these days, it's rare to hear someone use the 1800's verb jollify. Both words stem from jolly, which has an Old French root, jolif, "festive, merry, or pretty."

Definitions of jollify
  1. verb
    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    synonyms: make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, whoop it up
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    types:
    carouse, riot, roister
    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
    type of:
    celebrate, fete
    have a celebration
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