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gladden

[ glad-n ]
/ ˈglæd n /
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verb (used with object)
to make glad.
verb (used without object)
Obsolete. to be glad.
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Origin of gladden

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at glad1, -en1

synonym study for gladden

1. See cheer.

OTHER WORDS FROM gladden

glad·den·er, nounun·glad·den, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for gladden

gladden
/ (ˈɡlædən) /

verb
to make or become glad and joyful

Derived forms of gladden

gladdener, noun
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