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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) 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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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!
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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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At that point, I was chuckling delightedly to myself.
The Emirates National Oil Company and the Emirates Petroleum Products Company, better known to us all as ENOC/EPPCO, or the ENOC Group, are facing a deadline to get their forecourts pumping fuel or face closure, according to today's papers who all delightedly slapped the news on their front pages.
And last night her family were delightedly celebrating Amy's triumph.
This culminated in a Champagne reception on stage where Simon made his dramatic proposal, which Hannah delightedly accepted.
SELLY Oak based lettings agent Bob Larbey is, obviously, delightedly aware that a luxurious city apartment is many a busy professional's dream home.
Asenjo proved to be Valladolid's best player, making a series of saves from Henry before sub Alexander Hleb's pass left the keeper stranded for the Frenchman to hammer delightedly into the roof of the net from close range with seven minutes to go.
Each year the two would meet at a farmhouse between her convent and his monastery and spend the day delightedly speaking of God.
Gordon Brown, after that initial flirtation with prudence went out and he spent far more than he ever raised in stealth taxes, or, more to the point, the shower of gold that cascaded into his coffers through the decade of unbroken economic growth, for which he delightedly claims the credit.
Having delightedly shaved off the beard he grew to play Seurat in the celebrated Menier Chocolate Factory production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical, Evans has had to regrow it to play Verlaine, the Gallic poet in Christopher Hampton's "Total Eclipse.
Arriving in Los Angeles, Neddie enjoys exploring its wonders, from eating in "The Hat" to the La Brea Tar Pits (which of course translates to "the the tar tar pits," as Neddie delightedly points out), and he enrolls in the same military school as Seamus, filled with the sons of movie stars and producers and also a nasty bully.
I've become famous simply for being outrageous,'' he boasts delightedly at one point.
Louie delightedly proclaims, "Yes, that's mine and they won't give it back
As the robots high-five delightedly, they explain to their bewildered human companions that both numbers are expressible as the sum of two cubes.
The same load is in use with Virginia State Police, who report delightedly that felons seem to drop even to non-fatal hits from this powerful round.
Liberal Republican Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania delightedly summed up what was happening: "We get the action and the conservatives get the rhetoric.