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GLAD'DEN, verb transitive glad'n. To make glad; to cheer; to please; to exhilarate. The news of peace gladdens our hearts.

Churches will every where gladden his eye,

and hymns of praise vibrate upon his ear.

GLAD'DEN, verb intransitive glad'n. To become glad; to rejoice.

So shall your country ever gladden at the sound of your voice.