To make glad. See Synonyms at please.(verb-transitive)
Archaic To be glad.(verb-intransitive)
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Use "gladden" in a sentence
"If it does happen, there will be for the very first time in Europe Conservatives and Unionists representing all four parts of the United Kingdom as a single grouping in Brussels - that's a fact which will surely gladden every true Unionist heart."
"In some ways this federal Europe would gladden the hearts of the founding fathers of European integration."
"Cockerington Princess, champion of her own sex, also came to gladden our eyes, while the converting into stables of theretofore unused stone winery buildings went apace ...."