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delight (someone) by (doing something)

To please someone by doing something. My husband delighted me by throwing a surprise party for my birthday.
See also: by, delight

delight (someone) with (something)

To give someone something that makes them happy. My husband delighted me with a brand new car for my birthday.
See also: delight

delighted to have you

A phrase said when one is happy to be visited by someone. Feel free to stay as long as you like—we're just delighted to have you!
See also: delighted, have

delighted to make your acquaintance

I'm very happy to meet you. After hearing so many good things about you, I'm delighted to make your acquaintance, Stu. A: "You must be Jenny. It's so nice to meet you." B: "Delighted to make your acquaintance."

(I'm) delighted to have you (here).

 and (We're) delighted to have you (here).
You're welcome here any time.; Glad you could come. (See also (It's) good to have you here.) Bill: Thank you for inviting me for dinner, Mr. Franklin. Bill: I'm delighted to have you. "We're delighted to see you," said Tom's grandparents. "It's so nice to have you here for a visit."
See also: delighted, have

(I'm) delighted to make your acquaintance.

Fig. I am very glad to meet you. Tom: My name is Tom. I work in the advertising department. Mary: I'm Mary. I work in accounting. Delighted to make your acquaintance. Tom: Yeah. Good to meet you. Fred: Sue, this is Bob. He'll be working with us on the Wilson project. Sue: I'm delighted to make your acquaintance, Bob. Bob: My pleasure.
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Enterprise Managing Director Andrew Flowers was delighted to pledge his support for a further three years and he said: We are delighted to be able to extend our association with the Club.
Delighted customers however are those that become brand apostles (due to the emotional response generated by the experience) and are likely to spread the news to others.
I'm delighted he got the goal and he could have had another one.
Council Cabinet member for highways, transportation and planning Mary Lanigan, who presented Mrs Trencham with a bouquet, said: "We are delighted with the progress being made - and the feedback from the public.
But customers who are delighted will become loyal buyers and tell others.
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Shadow chancellor Michael Howard said: "I am delighted by the news and wish Gordon, Sarah and the baby every joy.
It is a strange time considering what happened to Sarah but we are absolutely delighted now we have got our heads round it.
I am delighted that I was chosen for the position and was delighted to accept the offer.
We wish them well with their studies an discussions and are delighted to be offering hospitality to so many people, most of whom have travelled great distances to come here.
We are absolutely delighted John is staying on," said the manager.
And I was also delighted with Drumsna Cross even though the 868m was just a bit too far for her.
But the ceremonies of the Roman and Byzantine Church delighted me--the Roman orator Cicero mentioned that "variety delights.