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.
See also: by, delight
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: by, delight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"As Co-Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Council with John Avlon and on behalf of its 63 members, I am delighted by this extraordinary outpouring of support for Lincoln Center in honor of Charlie Benenson and even more delighted that Lawrence has agreed to succeed his father as our third Co-Chair, thus continuing the 50 year connection of his family with the world's greatest center for the performing arts.
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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.''