One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it gladdened him to see her again’
delight, please, make happy, make someone feel good, give someone pleasure, exhilarate, elate
raise someone's spirits, cheer, cheer up, hearten, do someone's heart good, warm the cockles of someone's heart, brighten up, buoy up, give someone a lift, uplift
informal give someone a buzz, give someone a kick, tickle someone pink, buck up
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