Gladdened
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 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gladdened — glad·den || glædn v. cheer, make cheery, make happy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gladdened — adjective made joyful the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated happy to be alive • Syn: ↑exhilarated • Similar to: ↑elated …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Gladdening — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladden — [[t]glæ̱d(ə)n[/t]] gladdens, gladdening, gladdened 1) PHRASE: V and N inflect If you say that something gladdens someone s heart, you mean that it makes them feel pleased and hopeful. [WRITTEN] ...a conclusion that should gladden the hearts of… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — /ˈglædn/ (say gladn) verb (t) 1. to make glad: this gladdened the old man. –verb (i) 2. to become glad: at this her heart gladdened. {glad1 + d + en1} –gladdener, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • exhilarated — adj. elated, in high spirits, and envigorated. Opposite of {dejected}. Syn: gladdened, happy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladden — verb (gladdened; gladdening) Date: 13th century intransitive verb archaic to be glad transitive verb to make glad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cottingley Fairies — The first of the five photographs, taken by Elsie Wright in 1917, shows Frances Griffiths with the alleged fairies. The Cottingley Fairies appear in a series of five photographs taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two young cousins who… …   Wikipedia

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