Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make glad. See Synonyms at please.
  • intransitive v. Archaic To be glad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause (something) to become more glad.
  • v. To become more glad in one's disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To be or become glad; to rejoice.
  • transitive v. To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make glad or joyful; cheer; please.
  • Synonyms To comfort, gratify, delight, rejoice, animate, en-liven
  • To become glad; rejoice.
  • n. A glade.
  • n. A plant of the iris family, especially Iris fætidissima. See Iris, 8.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become glad or happy
  • v. make glad or happy

Etymologies

From glad + -en. (Wiktionary)

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