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Definition of sadden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sadden
he / she / it saddens
past simple saddened
-ing form saddening
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to make someone sad sadden somebody We were deeply saddened by the news of her death. sadden somebody to do something Fans were saddened to see the former champion play so badly. it saddens somebody that… It saddened her that people could be so cruel.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sadden