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

 

gladden

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædn//
 
(old-fashioned)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gladden
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædn//
 
he / she / it gladdens
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædnz//
 
past simple gladdened
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædnd//
 
past participle gladdened
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædnd//
 
-ing form gladdening
BrE BrE//ˈɡlædnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlædnɪŋ//
 
Happiness
 
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to make somebody 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 related entries: Happiness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gladden