Definition for DE-LIGHT'

DE-LIGHT', v.t. [Sp. deleytar; Port. deleitar; L. delector; Fr. delecter. See Delight and Like.]

  1. To effect with great pleasure; to please highly; to give or afford high satisfaction or joy; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear; the good conduct of children, and especially their piety, delights their parents. I will delight myself in thy statutes. – Ps. cxix.
  2. To receive great pleasure in. I delight to do thy will. – Ps. xl.

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