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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 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, to

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."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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, to

(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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At one point, she delightedly recounts how "Exodus'' director Otto Preminger took over from Newman in one scene to demonstrate how better to give her a smooch.
One woman delightedly scooped up a wardrobe of designer clothes only to find when they arrived that they had been specially made for a doll range.
On the occasion, an alumnus of the decade of 1960s, writer, intellectual and Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Raja Anwar and other old students especially thanked the department for holding this important function and delightedly shared fond memories of their stay in the department with students and the faculty.
It's also set in the north–east of England, which is why dad–to–be Jack (Chris Ramsey) is delighted to be kicked in the eye by his baby in the womb and declares delightedly: "It's definitely a Geordie then!" For my money the show, which returned this week, is one of the best on the box.
When he first sported a printed shirt at a function, we called each other up delightedly that the young man had started dressing as we thought he should dress.
I think I have only walked down the high street once in my married life (35 years)" Princess Michael of Kent "I hope the press will tell the Privy Council to stick it in the privy" London Mayor Boris Johnson attacks press regulation proposals "I don't see why rich twits like me should be paid to put up everybody's bills" Lyricist Sir Tim Rice who declined more than PS1m to allow a wind farm on his Scottish estate "The suit, I can delightedly reveal, cost just PS350 to have made.
Children will be eager to find out, even as they wrap their tongues delightedly around the array of imaginary bugaboos.
Neither man was shy of publicity and they posed delightedly for press photographers, a scene also captured by the team making a documentary about the former Taoiseach entitled 'My Ireland'.
She recalls an older woman participating in a course based on the book who said delightedly, after being introduced to Celtic spirituality and the place of the natural world in prayer: "Oh, I didn't know that was prayer--I do have a spiritual practice after all!"
Delightedly anticipating a feast, they follow a garbage truck, but are driven to take refuge in a tree, seemingly thwarted by a pack of dogs.
Charles Joly, the chief mixologist at the acclaimed Drawing Room in Chicago, had never heard of Purim's obligation to drink "until one cannot tell the difference between 'blessed is Mordechai' and 'cursed is Hamen.' " When we asked him to design a few drinks for what he delightedly called "the Jewish drinking holiday," he jumped into the task, reading up on the festival and asking Jewish friends to help.
Clare's tale, both past and present, is thoroughly engaging and will leave readers delightedly anticipating the next two volumes in the series.
Julius Caesar famously said, "Veni, vidi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered), but for the wolves that afternoon, it was more like "We came, we saw, we chased, and we failed a second time." At that point, I was chuckling delightedly to myself.I had seen the wiliness of wolves, the vigilance and strength of caribou and the mismanaged execution of a chase.
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.