gladden

verb glad·den \ ˈgla-dᵊn \

Definition of gladden

gladdened; gladdening play \ˈgla-dᵊn-iŋ\
intransitive verb
archaic :to be glad
transitive verb
:to make glad

Examples of gladden in a Sentence

  1. it would gladden me to hear you sing again

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First Known Use of gladden

13th century



GLADDEN Defined for English Language Learners

gladden

verb

Definition of gladden for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) glad


GLADDEN Defined for Kids

gladden

verb glad·den \ ˈgla-dᵊn \

Definition of gladden for Students

gladdened; gladdening
:to make glad
  • … Matthias saw a sight that gladdened his heart.
  • —Brian Jacques, Redwall


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