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English verb: sadden

1. sadden (emotion) make unhappy

SamplesThe news of her death saddened me.

ExamplesThe bad news will sadden him, The performance is likely to sadden Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

Narrower (hyponym)weigh down, weigh on


Antonymsgladden, joy

2. sadden (emotion) come to feel sad

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)experience, feel


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