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[glad-n] /ˈglæd n/

verb (used with object)
to make .
verb (used without object)
Obsolete. to be .
to make or become glad and joyful

c.1300, “to be glad;” 1550s, “to make glad;” see glad + -en (1). Earlier in both senses was simply glad (v.), from Old English gladian, Mercian gleadian “be glad, make glad.”


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