exuberate vs triumph what difference

what is difference between exuberate and triumph



From Latin exuberatus, past participle of exuberare. See exuberant (adjective).


  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈz(j)uːbəˌɹeɪt/


exuberate (third-person singular simple present exuberates, present participle exuberating, simple past and past participle exuberated)

  1. (obsolete) To abound; to be in great abundance.
    • 1648 (published in 1660), Robert Boyle, Seraphic Love
      that vast confluence and immensity, that exuberates in God
  2. (now rare) To develop into (something), by an exuberance of growth.
    • 1791, James Boswell, Life of Johnson, Oxford 2008, p. 1140:
      ‘He might perhaps have become one, if he had had time to ripen, (smiling.) He might have exuberated into an Atheist.’




  1. second-person plural present active imperative of exūberō



  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪ.ʌmf/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪ.əmf/

Etymology 1

From Old French triumphe, from Latin triumphus (triumphal procession), ultimately from Ancient Greek θρίαμβος (thríambos, thriambus). Doublet of thriambus.


triumph (countable and uncountable, plural triumphs)

  1. A conclusive success following an effort, conflict, or confrontation of obstacles; victory; conquest.
  2. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a victor.
  3. (obsolete) Any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  4. A state of joy or exultation at success.
    • Hercules from Spain / Arrived in triumph, from Geryon slain.
  5. (obsolete) A trump card.
  6. A card game, also called trump.
  7. (historical, Ancient Rome) a ceremony held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander.
  8. A work of art, cuisine, etc. of very high quality.
  9. A card trick in which the cards are shuffled with half face-up and half face-down, then laid out so that only the observer’s chosen card is facing upward.

Etymology 2

From Latin triumphō.


triumph (third-person singular simple present triumphs, present participle triumphing, simple past and past participle triumphed)

  1. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
    • How long shall the wicked triumph?
  2. To prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties.
  3. To succeed, win, or attain ascendancy.
    • 2016, David Thomson, Biggest lesson of the 2016 Oscars? The Academy should be scrapped (in The Guardian, 3 March 2016)[2]
      No one reckoned in advance that he had anything but a very testing job as host. He had to be tough, brave, witty, engaging – and decent. He triumphed on every count, thanks to sheer ability.
  4. To be prosperous; to flourish.
    • 1774, John Trumbull, An Elegy on the Times
      where commerce triumphed on the favouring gales
  5. To play a trump in a card game.
    • 1625, Ben Jonson, The Fortunate Isles and Their Union
      Of the kings and the queens that triumph in the cards

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