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v. To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.
verb-intransitive. To be or become glad; to rejoice.
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.
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v. become glad or happy
v. make glad or happy
"If it does happen, there will be for the very first time in Europe Conservatives and Unionists representing all four parts of the United Kingdom as a single grouping in Brussels - that's a fact which will surely gladden every true Unionist heart."
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