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Definition of gladden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(old-fashioned)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gladden
he / she / it gladdens
past simple gladdened
-ing form gladdening
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to make someone feel pleased or happy gladden something The sight of the flowers gladdened her heart. it gladdens somebody to do something It gladdened him to see them all enjoying themselves.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gladden