sadden


sadden

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to make or become sad.

verb

  1. to make or become sad

v.“to make sorrowful,” 1620s, from sad + -en (1). Earlier verb was simply sade, from Old English sadian, which also could be the immediate source of the modern verb. Intransitive meaning “to become sad” is from 1718. Related: Saddened; saddening.

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