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\
: to make sad
: to become sad
Examples of sadden
It saddens me that we could not agree.
We were saddened to see how ill she looks.
She was saddened over the death of her friend.
Her face saddened when she heard the news.
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