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verb [transitive] old-fashioned gladden pronunciation in British English /ˈɡlæd(ə)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygladden
he/she/itgladdens
present participlegladdening
past tensegladdened
past participlegladdened
  1. to make someone happy

    It gladdens my heart to see you looking so well.

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