gladden someone's heart

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gladden someone's heart

old-fashioned
: to make someone happy
  • Her news will gladden her mother's heart.

Word by Word Definitions

gladden play
  1. : to be glad

  2. : to make glad

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart


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