Definition of sadden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sadden

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsædn//
 
[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.
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