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To make someone happy or happier - thesaurus

Synonyms

please

verb

to make someone feel happy and satisfied

excite

verb

to make someone feel happy and enthusiastic about something good that is going to happen

hearten

verb

to make someone feel happier and more hopeful

uplift

verb

to make someone feel happier or more hopeful

brighten (up) someone’s day/life

to make someone feel happier

lift

noun

informal if something gives you a lift, or if you get a lift from it, it makes you feel happier

gladden

verb

old-fashioned to make someone happy

bring a smile to your face/lips

to make you smile

make someone’s day

to make someone feel very happy

do someone’s heart good

to make someone feel happy

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More synonyms

be a bundle of fun/laughs

to be very enjoyable or funny. This phrase often shows that you really think someone or something is not enjoyable or funny

be (always) good for a laugh

to be something that people always enjoy

bliss out

to start to feel relaxed and happy, or to make someone start to feel relaxed and happy

boost

verb

to make someone feel more positive or more confident

buck up

informal to try to make someone happier, or to become happier

buoy

verb

to encourage someone and make them feel more confident

content

verb

formal to make someone feel happy or satisfied

exhilarate

verb

to make someone feel extremely happy, excited, and full of energy

fortify

verb

formal to make yourself or someone else feel more determined, powerful, or full of energy

fulfill

verb

to make you happy and satisfied because you are using your abilities

gratify

verb

formal to make someone feel pleased and satisfied

lift

verb

to make someone feel happier

mollify

verb

formal to make someone feel less angry or upset

pacify

verb

to make someone who is angry, worried, or upset feel calmer or happier

perk up

if someone perks up, or if something perks them up, they begin to feel happier or more lively

ravish

verb

mainly literary to make someone feel great pleasure

stroke

verb

informal to say nice things to someone in order to make them feel better or to gain their support

take someone out of themselves

informal to help someone to forget their problems

tickle

verb

if something tickles you, it makes you feel pleased

warm/gladden someone’s heart

to make someone feel happy

warm the cockles (of someone’s heart)

to make someone feel pleased and happy

Antonyms

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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