delight (someone) by (doing something)

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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.
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delight someone by something

to please someone with something; to please someone by doing something. (See also delight someone with something.) You delighted me by agreeing to join us. I was delighted by your proposal.
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Shadow chancellor Michael Howard said: "I am delighted by the news and wish Gordon, Sarah and the baby every joy.
Shadow chancellor Michael Howard said: ``I am delighted by the news and wish Gordon,Sarah and the baby joy.
Just as importantly, we were delighted by the response of those offered the opportunity to buy their stock.