Glad·den, v. i. To be or become glad; to rejoice.
The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight. --Wordsworth.
Glad·den v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladdened p. pr. & vb. n. Gladdening ] To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.
A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him. --Addison.
v 1: make glad or happy [syn: joy] [ant: sadden]
2: become glad or happy [ant: sadden]