Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make glad: synonym: please.
  • intransitive verb To be glad.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To cause (something) to become more glad.
  • verb intransitive, archaic To become more glad in one's disposition.

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

  • verb become glad or happy
  • verb make glad or happy

Etymologies

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From glad + -en.

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