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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 have you here

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 here!
See also: delighted, have, here

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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"Secondly I'm delighted for the supporters that have travelled all over the country supporting us.
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And having not played since injuring his ankle during the international break, Pellegrini was delighted Silva managed 83 minutes on his return.
"It's fantastic for the fans and I'm delighted for the chairman, who has backed everyone here for years," said Southgate.
is delighted "I've kept my new slippers and my passport safe," says Taylor.
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.
But customers who are delighted will become loyal buyers and tell others.
Giles Clarke, ECB chairman, said: "I am delighted that we have reached agreements with Sky Sports and Five which demonstrates their commitment to cricket in England and Wales.
RANGERS manager Walter Smith was delighted with his side's fighting spirit as they came from behind three times to earn a point.
A group of delighted children from the charity Home-Start Winson Green & Handsworth were delighted to be invited along to visit The Snowman at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
I am delighted to take on the challenge of chairing the Real Estate Board of New York."
I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was to see Gelsey Kirkland on the cover of my September issue!