gladden gladden  /ɡ ˈlæ dən/


  1. (v) make glad or happy
  2. (v) become glad or happy



  1. I think I can entertain and gladden the people.
  2. Thousands of uniformed West Africans, fighting the war in Southeast Asia, wanted to gladden their hearts and rejoice their eyes with the sight of their rich and powerful leader.
  3. Here indeed was a union to gladden hearts.


  1. Crane keeps working until Denson family's appeal is heard

    Gadsden Police Chief John Crane's suspension by the Civil Service Board for his relationship with murderer Justin Denson is on hold pending the outcome an appeal of the board's decision to circuit court, according to city Personnel Director Jerry Gladden.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Gadsden Times

  2. SciTechTalk: Taking a stab at that perfect 'vanity' email address?

    JIM ALGAR || United Press International Yahoo's announcement last week it would begin resetting inactive email addresses and make them available again must gladden the hearts of people set on a "vanity" address of, but how likely is it they'll succeed in getting it?
    on June 23, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "It's kind of like [Gladden] was the leadoff guy we'd always been looking for, on and off the field," Gaetti said. "This guy was always on the go. Whatever was going on, he was going to be in the middle of it, whether it was a fight or a...
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Gary Gaetti Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. In a message, Kalam said: "This festival of lights is a time of joy and happiness and hope for an even better future. Festivals are occasions for all of us to come forward in the service of humanity and gladden the hearts of the needy. As we light...
    on Oct 31, 2005 By: APJ Abdul Kalam Source: Newindpress

  3. "Because," Crosby replied, "when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Saviour!"
    on May 29, 2009 By: Fanny Crosby Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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