Gladded vs Gladden - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between gladded and gladden
is that gladded
) while gladden
is to cause (something) to become more glad.
Pleased, happy, gratified.
*(Bible), (w) x.1:
*:A wise son maketh a glad father.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:Glad am I that your highness is so armed.
*:"I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal. I never did that. I always made up my mind I'd be a big man some day, and—I'm glad I didn't steal."
(lb) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.
*Sir (Philip Sidney) (1554-1586)
*:Her conversation / More glad to me than to a miser money is.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Glad' evening and ' glad morn crowned the fourth day.
The comparative "gladder" and superlative "gladdest" are not incorrect but may be unfamiliar enough to be taken as such. In both American and British English, the forms "more" and "most glad" are equally common in print and more common in daily speech.
To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.
* Alexander Pope
- that which gladded all the warrior train
* 1922 , , Epithalamium , line 3
- Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.
- God that glads the lover's heart
To cause (something) to become more glad.
*1798 , William Wordsworth,
The Nightingale :
*:A balmy night! and tho' the stars be dim, / Yet let us think upon the vernal showers / That gladden the green earth, and we shall find / A pleasure in the dimness of the stars.
*1838 , Charles Dickens,
Oliver Twist :
*:Her body was bent by age; her limbs trembled with palsy; her face, distorted into a mumbling leer, resembled more the grotesque shaping of some wild pencil, than the work of Nature's hand. Alas! How few of Nature's faces are left alone to gladden us with their beauty!
(archaic) To become more glad in one's disposition.
*:In May when every lusty heart flourisheth and bourgeoneth, for as the season is lusty to behold and comfortable, so man and woman rejoice and gladden of summer coming with his fresh flowers: for winter with his rough winds and blasts causeth a lusty man and woman to cower and sit fast by the fire.
* cheer, cheer up, gratify, please