glad+gladdened

  • 1 glad´den|er — glad|den «GLAD uhn», transitive verb. to make glad: »He was gladdened by the good news. SYNONYM(S): enliven, delight. See syn. under cheer. (Cf. ↑cheer) –v.i. Archaic. to become glad. –glad´den|er, noun …

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  • 2 glad|den — «GLAD uhn», transitive verb. to make glad: »He was gladdened by the good news. SYNONYM(S): enliven, delight. See syn. under cheer. (Cf. ↑cheer) –v.i. Archaic. to become glad. –glad´den|er, noun …

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  • 3 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.… …

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  • 4 happy — a. 1. Joyous, joyful, light hearted, gay, merry, cheerful, blissful, blessed, blest. 2. Pleased, gratified, delighted, rejoiced, glad gladdened, charmed. 3. Lucky, fortunate, prosperous, successful. 4. Ready, apt, skilful, adroit, dexterous,… …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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.… …

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  • 7 happy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fortunate, lucky; gay, contented, joyous, ecstatic; felicitous, apt; glad. See agreement, cheerfulness, pleasure, occasion. Ant., sad, II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In good humor] Syn. joyous, joyful,… …

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  • 8 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 …

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

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  • 10 rejoice — I. v. a. Gladden, exhilarate, cheer, gratify, please, delight, transport, enrapture, make glad, enliven. II. v. n. Exult, triumph, glory, joy, delight, be joyful, be gladdened, be exhilarated, be pleased, be delighted, take delight …

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  • 11 happy — 1 fortunate, *lucky, providential Analogous words: *accidental, incidental, fortuitous, casual: *favorable, auspicious, propitious, benign: opportune, timely (see SEASONABLE) Antonyms: unhappy 2 felicitous, apt, appropriate, fitting, * …

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