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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 ?
The southern spring, the comfortable rapid traveling in a Vienna carriage, and the solitude of the road, all had a gladdening effect on Pierre.
Shawls are pulled up, coat collars are readjusted, the pavement ceases, the houses disappear; and they are once again dashing along the open road, with the fresh clear air blowing in their faces, and gladdening their very hearts within them.
All at once, as with a sudden smile of heaven, forth burst the sunshine, pouring a very flood into the obscure forest, gladdening each green leaf, transmuting the yellow fallen ones to gold, and gleaming adown the gray trunks of the solemn trees.