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glacier lily | glacious | glacis | glad | glad hand | Gladden | gladdened | gladder | gladdon | gladdon iris | glade


Verb (usu participle)


Gladdenv. t. [See Glad, v. t.].
     To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.  [1913 Webster]
    "A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him."  [1913 Webster]
Gladdenv. i. 
     To be or become glad; to rejoice.  [1913 Webster]
    "The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight."  [1913 Webster]


Gladden, v.tr. & intr. make or become glad.

gladdener n.



animate, beatify, bless, boost, brighten, buoy up, cheer, comfort, console, delectate, delight, elate, encourage, enliven, exhilarate, give a lift, gratify, happify, hearten, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, liven, make happy, pick up, pleasure, quicken, rejoice, rejoice the heart, solace, vitalize, vivify




VB cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure, please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadise, gladden, take, captivate, fascinate, enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch, enravish, bless, beatify, satisfy, gratify, desire, slake, satiate, quench, indulge, humor, flatter, tickle, tickle the palate, regale, refresh, enliven, treat, amuse, take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy, meet one's wishes, win the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart, do one's heart good, attract, allure, stimulate, interest, make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, sweeten.


VB be cheerful, have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits, view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose, ridentem dicere virum, cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up, chirp, take heart, cast away care, drive dull care away, perk up, keep a stiff upper lip, rejoice, carol, chirrup, lilt, frisk, rollick, give a loose to mirth, cheer, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise the spirits, inspire, perk up, put in good humor, cheer the heart, rejoice the heart, delight.

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