Definition of delight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

delight

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delight
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪt//
 
he / she / it delights
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪts//
 
past simple delighted
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪtɪd//
 
past participle delighted
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form delighting
BrE BrE//dɪˈlaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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 delight somebody to give somebody a lot of pleasure and enjoyment This news will delight his fans all over the world. Her lack of reserve delighted him. She had a limitless capacity to astonish and delight. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French delitier (verb), delit (noun), from Latin delectare ‘to charm’, frequentative of delicere. The -gh- was added in the 16th cent. by association with the verb light. Phrasal Verbsdelight in doing something
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