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Meaning of GLADDEN

Pronunciation:  'gladn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  become glad or happy
  2. [v]  make glad or happy
 

GLADDEN is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Antonyms: sadden
 
 See Also: gladden, joy, rejoice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Glad"den\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gladdened}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Gladdening}.] [See {Glad}, v. t.]
    To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to
    exhilarate.
    
          A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him.
                                                   --Addison.
    
    
  2. \Glad"den\, v. i.
    To be or become glad; to rejoice.
    
          The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight.
                                                   --Wordsworth.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: animate, beatify, bless, boost, brighten, buoy up, cheer, comfort, console, delectate, delight, elate, encourage, enliven, exhilarate, give a lift, gratify, happify, hearten, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, liven, make happy, pick up, pleasure, quicken, rejoice, rejoice the heart, solace, vitalize, vivify
 

 

 

 

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