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sadden

verb [T] uk   /ˈsæd.ən/ us  
C2 to make someone sad: [+ to infinitive] It saddens me to think that we'll never see her again. We are deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy.
Translations of “sadden”
in Korean -을 슬프게 하다…
in Arabic يَحزِن…
in Portuguese entristecer…
in Catalan entristir…
in Japanese ~を悲しませる, がっかりさせる…
in Italian addolorare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使悲傷,使難過,使傷心…
in Russian опечаливать…
in Turkish üzmek, keyfini kaçırmak, kederlendirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使悲伤,使难过,使伤心…
in Polish zasmucać…
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