hearten

  • 1 Hearten — Heart en (h[aum]rt n), v. t. [From {Heart}.] 1. To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden. [1913 Webster] Hearten those that fight in your defense. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To restore fertility or strength to, as …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hearten — I index assure (give confidence to), promise (raise expectations), reassure II index assure (give confidence to) …

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  • 3 hearten — (v.) c.1200, to encourage, from HEART (Cf. heart) + EN (Cf. en) (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 hearten — *encourage, inspirit, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel Analogous words: *strengthen, fortify, invigorate, energize: rally, arouse, rouse, *stir Antonyms: dishearten Contrasted words: *discourage, dispirit, deject: * …

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  • 5 hearten — [v] raise someone’s spirits animate, arouse, assure, buck up, buoy, cheer, comfort, console, embolden, encourage, energize, enliven, incite, inspire, inspirit, rally, reassure, revivify, rouse, steel, stimulate, stir, strengthen; concepts 7,22… …

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  • 6 hearten — ► VERB ▪ make more cheerful or confident. DERIVATIVES heartening adjective …

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  • 7 hearten — [härt′ n] vt. [ HEART + EN] to cheer up; encourage …

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  • 8 hearten — UK [ˈhɑː(r)t(ə)n] / US [ˈhɑrt(ə)n] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms hearten : present tense I/you/we/they hearten he/she/it heartens present participle heartening past tense heartened past participle heartened to make someone feel… …

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  • 9 hearten — verb the letter from Daphne will hearten him Syn: cheer (up), encourage, raise someone s spirits, boost, buoy up, perk up, inspirit, uplift, elate; comfort, reassure; informal buck up, pep up See note at encourage …

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  • 10 hearten — v cheer, cheer up, console, comfort, Archaic. recomfort; inspirit, Inf. pep up, buoy up, raise [s.o. s] spirits, pluck up, give [s.o.] a lift; gladden, en hearten, embolden; fortify, strengthen, restore, revi talize, revivify, revive; animate,… …

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  • 11 hearten — transitive verb (heartened; heartening) Date: 1526 to give heart to ; cheer Synonyms: see encourage • hearteningly adverb …

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  • 12 hearten — heartener, n. hearteningly, adv. /hahr tn/, v.t. to give courage or confidence to; cheer. [1520 30; HEART + EN1] * * * …

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  • 13 hearten — verb /ˈhɑːtən/ To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to …

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  • 14 hearten — Synonyms and related words: abet, advocate, aid and abet, animate, arouse, assure, bear up, bolster, boost, brace up, brighten, buck up, buoy up, cheer, chirk up, comfort, condole with, console, countenance, dynamize, ease, electrify, embolden,… …

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  • 15 hearten — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cheer, encourage, brighten, reassure, comfort, rally. See courage, cheerfulness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rouse, cheer, inspirit; see encourage 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. encourage, cheer up …

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  • 16 hearten — heart|en [ˈha:tn US ˈha:r ] v [T usually passive] to make someone feel happier and more hopeful ≠ ↑dishearten >heartening adj >hearteningly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 hearten — heart|en [ hartn ] verb transitive usually passive to make someone feel happier and more hopeful: CHEER: He was heartened by the public s support. ╾ heart|en|ing adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 hearten — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)t(ə)n[/t]] heartens, heartening, heartened VERB If someone is heartened by something, it encourages them and makes them cheerful. [be V ed] He will have been heartened by the telephone opinion poll published yesterday... [V n] The news …

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  • 19 hearten — heart·en || hÉ‘rtn / hɑːtn v. comfort; encourage; cheer …

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  • 20 hearten — 1) earthen 2) teheran …

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