gladden

[ glad-n ]
/ ˈglæd n /

verb (used with object)

to make glad.

verb (used without object)

Obsolete. to be glad.

Origin of gladden

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

Related forms

glad·den·er, nounun·glad·den, verb (used with object)

Synonym study

1. See cheer.
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British Dictionary definitions for gladden

gladden

/ (ˈɡlædən) /

verb

to make or become glad and joyful

Derived Forms

gladdener, noun
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