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sadden

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verb sad·den \ˈsa-dən\

Simple Definition of sadden

  • : to cause (someone) to be sad

  • : to become sad : to show sadness

Full Definition of sadden

sad·denedsad·den·ing play \ˈsad-niŋ, ˈsa-dən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make sad

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become sad

Examples of sadden

  1. It saddens me that we could not agree.

  2. We were saddened to see how ill she looks.

  3. She was saddened over the death of her friend.

  4. Her face saddened when she heard the news.



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First Known Use of sadden

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Rhymes with sadden



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