verb (gladdened; gladdening) Date: 13th century intransitive verb archaic to be glad transitive verb to make glad

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  • Gladden — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Gladden (Arizona) Gladden (Arkansas) Gladden (Missouri) Gladden (Pennsylvania) Gladden Heights (Pennsylvania) Personen: Adley Hogan Gladden (1810–1862), Brigadegeneral der Armee der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gladden — 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. [1913 Webster] A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him. Addison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gladden — Glad den, v. i. To be or become glad; to rejoice. [1913 Webster] The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladden — c.1300, to be glad; 1550s, to make glad; see GLAD (Cf. glad) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Earlier in both senses was simply glad (v.), from O.E. gladian, Mercian gleadian be glad, make glad …   Etymology dictionary

  • gladden — delight, rejoice, *please, gratify, tickle, regale Analogous words: *comfort, console, solace: enliven, animate, *quicken, vivify Antonyms: sadden Contrasted words: *depress, weigh, oppress: vex, irk, *annoy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gladden — [v] please brighten, cheer, delight, elate, hearten, make happy, warm; concept 22 …   New thesaurus

  • gladden — ► VERB ▪ make glad …   English terms dictionary

  • gladden — [glad′ n] vt. [< GLAD1 + EN] to make glad vi. Archaic to be or become glad …   English World dictionary

  • Gladden —    River flowing down from the Misty Mountains and joining Anduin at the Gladden Fields; translation of Sindarin Sîr Ninglor.        River of the Golden Flowers.    A minor tributary of the River Anduin, called Sîr Ninglor by the Elves, that rose …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • gladden — UK [ˈɡlæd(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms gladden : present tense I/you/we/they gladden he/she/it gladdens present participle gladdening past tense gladdened past participle gladdened old fashioned to make someone happy It gladdens my… …   English dictionary

  • gladden — verb Gladden is used with these nouns as the object: ↑heart …   Collocations dictionary

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