delight (someone) with (something)

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delight (someone) with (something)

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

to please someone with something, such as a gift. We delighted Alice with a gift of money. She was delighted with the gift.
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In common with all the world, we have been much delighted with "The Shepherd's Hunting" by Withers--a poem partaking, in a remarkable degree, of the peculiarities of "Il Penseroso." Speaking of Poesy the author says:
So prodigiously good was the eating and drinking on board these sluggish but most comfortable vessels, that there are legends extant of an English traveller, who, coming to Belgium for a week, and travelling in one of these boats, was so delighted with the fare there that he went backwards and forwards from Ghent to Bruges perpetually until the railroads were invented, when he drowned himself on the last trip of the passage-boat.
Catherine was delighted with this extension of her Bath acquaintance, and almost forgot Mr.
All who read it were delighted with the poems, and said that if there was any more such poetry in the Highlands, it should be gathered together and printed before it was lost and forgotten for ever.
The Ammies are back up to fifth in The National League, and manager Graham Alexander was delighted with a much-needed win.
"I had a great nine years at Coleraine, but I'm delighted with the move," said McVey.
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.
Teacher Yvonne Novelli was delighted with the performances.
RANGERS manager Walter Smith was delighted with his side's fighting spirit as they came from behind three times to earn a point.
John Brown, 57, from Glasgow, said: "The family are all absolutely delighted with the news.
"We are delighted with the help we have received from UK Trade & Investment's international trade team at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, particularly their advice on new and appropriate markets for our products, and on religious and cultural sensitivities in different countries, especially the Middle East.
Doriva said: "I'm delighted to be at Middlesbrough, and delighted with my new Ford."
SIR: I was intrigued and delighted with Jim Antoniou's clear and concise piece on the Forbidden City (AR April).
And I was also delighted with Drumsna Cross even though the 868m was just a bit too far for her."
A show insider said they were delighted with Kenny's return to Ireland hottest TV seat.