verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for madden
Do you think Madden made a genuine contribution to the culture of the period with his nightclubs?
He's Eyetalian,” said Mr. Madden, “and he might know all that kind of stuff.
As Whitmire and Madden plotted in Texas, the idea was sprouting roots across the country.
Madden said he had next to no knowledge about criminal justice.
“I wandered across the hall one day in late January and sat down with John,” Madden said.
"You can put things so raw, Madden," responded Caradoc with a ghost of a smile.
Madden saved him by grabbing his arm; they called to Harvey to go easy.Beginners Luck|Emily Hahn
Whatever humor there might have been in the ill-starred situation was destroyed for Madden by his friend's moral relapse.
Sergeant Madden dialed for message-recording and gruffly left word for Timmy.A Matter of Importance|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He called upon Miss Dunbar on the 18th; but found that she was out shopping with Mrs. Madden.Henry Dunbar|M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for madden
Word Origin and History for madden
"to drive to distraction," 1822; earlier "to be mad" (1735), from mad (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Maddened; maddening. The earlier verb was simply mad (early 14c., intransitive; late 14c., transitive), from the adjective.