gladden


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glad·den

 (glăd′n)
v. glad·dened, glad·den·ing, glad·dens
v.tr.
To make glad: The good news gladdened our hearts. See Synonyms at please.
v.intr. Archaic
To be glad.

gladden

(ˈɡlædən)
vb
to make or become glad and joyful
ˈgladdener n

glad•den

(ˈglæd n)
v.t.
1. to make glad.
v.i.
2. Obs. to be glad.
[1250–1300]
glad′den•er, n.

gladden


Past participle: gladdened
Gerund: gladdening

Imperative
gladden
gladden
Present
I gladden
you gladden
he/she/it gladdens
we gladden
you gladden
they gladden
Preterite
I gladdened
you gladdened
he/she/it gladdened
we gladdened
you gladdened
they gladdened
Present Continuous
I am gladdening
you are gladdening
he/she/it is gladdening
we are gladdening
you are gladdening
they are gladdening
Present Perfect
I have gladdened
you have gladdened
he/she/it has gladdened
we have gladdened
you have gladdened
they have gladdened
Past Continuous
I was gladdening
you were gladdening
he/she/it was gladdening
we were gladdening
you were gladdening
they were gladdening
Past Perfect
I had gladdened
you had gladdened
he/she/it had gladdened
we had gladdened
you had gladdened
they had gladdened
Future
I will gladden
you will gladden
he/she/it will gladden
we will gladden
you will gladden
they will gladden
Future Perfect
I will have gladdened
you will have gladdened
he/she/it will have gladdened
we will have gladdened
you will have gladdened
they will have gladdened
Future Continuous
I will be gladdening
you will be gladdening
he/she/it will be gladdening
we will be gladdening
you will be gladdening
they will be gladdening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gladdening
you have been gladdening
he/she/it has been gladdening
we have been gladdening
you have been gladdening
they have been gladdening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gladdening
you will have been gladdening
he/she/it will have been gladdening
we will have been gladdening
you will have been gladdening
they will have been gladdening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gladdening
you had been gladdening
he/she/it had been gladdening
we had been gladdening
you had been gladdening
they had been gladdening
Conditional
I would gladden
you would gladden
he/she/it would gladden
we would gladden
you would gladden
they would gladden
Past Conditional
I would have gladdened
you would have gladdened
he/she/it would have gladdened
we would have gladdened
you would have gladdened
they would have gladdened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gladden - make glad or happy
overjoy - cause to feel extremely joyful or happy; "the economic growth overjoyed the German industry"
sadden - make unhappy; "The news of her death saddened me"
2.gladden - become glad or happy
joy, rejoice - feel happiness or joy
sadden - come to feel sad

gladden

verb please, delight, cheer, exhilarate, gratify, hearten, enliven, elate Her visit surprised and gladdened him.

gladden

verb
To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
Translations
يُبْهِج، يُفْرِح
potěšit
gøre glad
razveseliti
gleîja
memnun etmeksevindirmek

gladden

[ˈglædn] (liter) VTalegrar, llenar de alegría
she was gladdened by the newsla noticia la llenó de alegría
to gladden sb's heartllenar de alegría el corazón de algn, alegrar el corazón a algn
it gladdened his heart to see the children playver jugar a los niños le llenaba el corazón de alegría or le alegraba el corazón

gladden

[ˈglædən] vtréjouir
to gladden sb's heart → réjouir qn

gladden

vt person, hearterfreuen

gladden

[ˈglædn] vtrallegrare, allietare

glad

(glӕd) adjective
pleased or happy. I'm very glad that you are here; the glad smiles of the children.
ˈgladden verb
to make glad. The news gladdened her.
ˈgladly adverb
I'd gladly help but I have too many other things to do.
ˈgladness noun
glad rags
a person's best clothes, worn for special occasions. I'll get my glad rags on for the party.
References in classic literature ?
However the flowers might have come there, it was both sad and sweet to observe how Nature adopted to herself this desolate, decaying, gusty, rusty old house of the Pyncheon family; and how the even-returning summer did her best to gladden it with tender beauty, and grew melancholy in the effort.
Truly, friend; and methinks it must gladden your heart, after your troubles and sojourn in the wilderness," said the townsman, "to find yourself at length in a land where iniquity is searched out and punished in the sight of rulers and people, as here in our godly New England.
The time will come, the time will not be long in coming, when new ties will be formed about you--ties that will bind you yet more tenderly and strongly to the home you so adorn--the dearest ties that will ever grace and gladden you.
And while I suffer thus, there comes no ray Of hope to gladden me athwart the gloom; Nor do I look for it in my despair; But rather clinging to a cureless woe, All hope do I abjure for evermore.
Some studied how to watch the tender buds, when to spread them to the sunlight, and when to shelter them from rain; how to guard the ripening seeds, and when to lay them in the warm earth or send them on the summer wind to far off hills and valleys, where other Fairy hands would tend and cherish them, till a sisterhood of happy flowers sprang up to beautify and gladden the lonely spot where they had fallen.
Peter needed no cordial to sustain his hopes, and therefore kept the wine to gladden his success.
Never shall you see my face again," he cried, "unless you bring me back my little Europa, to gladden me with her smiles and her pretty ways.
Help me, and since I may not return home to gladden the hearts of my wife and of my infant son, let me die within the walls of your city.
gladden the heart of an old man, if ye yet belong to ‘arth
Grant had, with her usual good-humour, agreed to undertake the part for which Fanny had been wanted; and this was all that occurred to gladden her heart during the day; and even this, when imparted by Edmund, brought a pang with it, for it was Miss Crawford to whom she was obliged--it was Miss Crawford whose kind exertions were to excite her gratitude, and whose merit in making them was spoken of with a glow of admiration.
Her first return was to resume her place in the modern and elegant apartments of the Lodge, and to gladden the eyes of its mistress.
was uttered in all the world, and from whence the friend of my childhood, Santa Claus, departed on his first journey, to gladden and continue to gladden roaring firesides on wintry mornings in many a distant land forever and forever.