Examples of gladden in a Sentence
it would gladden me to hear you sing again
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But for his pains, he was subjected to a harassment of a kind that would gladden the heart of an anti-anti-Communist.
For those who regret the hemming-in of childhood, though, the Swallows and Amazons are free-range children to gladden the heart.
That would both gladden and sadden neighbors, among whom opinion is apparently mixed.
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First Known Use of gladden
Synonymsagree (with), content, delight, feast, gas [slang], glad [archaic], please, gratify, pleasure, rejoice, satisfy, suit, warm
Related Wordsappease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe; assuage, quench, sate, satiate; excite, tickle, titillate; amuse, divert, entertain, treat; captivate, charm; galvanize, thrill; calm, comfort; cater (to), humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
Near Antonymsaggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, perturb, pique, put out, ruffle, vex; anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up; provoke, rouse; agitate, distress, disturb, fret, upset; harass, harry, pester; affront, insult, offend
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