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gladden

glad·den

gladden

pronunciation:
glae dn
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gladdened, gladdening, gladdens
definition: to cause to be glad.
antonyms:
sadden
similar words:
amuse, cheer, lighten, please
Word Parts
The word gladden contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.