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

 

sadden

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsædn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædn//
 
[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sadden
BrE BrE//ˈsædn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædn//
 
he / she / it saddens
BrE BrE//ˈsædnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædnz//
 
past simple saddened
BrE BrE//ˈsædnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædnd//
 
past participle saddened
BrE BrE//ˈsædnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædnd//
 
-ing form saddening
BrE BrE//ˈsædnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædnɪŋ//
 
Unhappiness
 
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to make somebody 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 related entries: Unhappiness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sadden