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synonyms for hearten

  • animate
  • arouse
  • assure
  • buoy
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • energize
  • inspire
  • reassure
  • strengthen
  • console
  • enliven
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • rally
  • revivify
  • rouse
  • steel
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • buck up
See also synonyms for: heartened / heartening
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antonyms for hearten

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  • depress
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dissuade
  • hurt
  • weaken
  • calm
  • dull
  • bring down
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How to use hearten in a sentence

He also said he was heartened to hear that lawmakers will tap the state’s general fund this year, but he worries what will happen if they fail to permanently restore the tax.
OREGON LAWMAKERS SET OUT TO INCREASE THE TIMBER INDUSTRY’S TAX BILL. INSTEAD, THEY CUT IT AGAIN.BY TONY SCHICK, OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING, AND ROB DAVIS, THE OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVEJUNE 29, 2021PROPUBLICA
I am heartened by actors and other people who have been coming out—Demi Lovato gave me such joy the other week.
WHY IT'S CRUCIAL TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT GENDER PRONOUNSSUYIN HAYNESJUNE 3, 2021TIME
I am heartened that this is a long shot from a legal and procedural standpoint, because the ramifications would be devastating.
FIVE RURAL COUNTIES IN LIBERAL OREGON VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEAVING STATE FOR MORE CONSERVATIVE IDAHODEREK HAWKINSMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I remember feeling heartened by the quick regrouping, which I read as a sign of resilience and solidarity.
9 WAYS COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT SOBER EMPLOYEESLILA MACLELLANMARCH 14, 2021QUARTZ
She was heartened by the launch of the exercise class but knew the town needed to come up with more, “just to let them know that we love them and they’re so wanted and they’re not alone.”
THE LOST YEAR: WHAT THE PANDEMIC COST TEENAGERSBY ALEC MACGILLIS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CELESTE SLOMANMARCH 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
Andy Green rolled over and sent him a friendly glance just to hearten him a bit.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
I cried, to hearten me—for we were both counting the days now between us and the fishing.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
I could not hear what he said, but the men began to count off, and their voices were resolute enough to hearten all.
THE LITTLE RED FOOTROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Then it was that Isaac's nonsense really served to hearten us.
BENJAMIN OF OHIOJAMES OTIS
The way was led by the clergy, and quickly a church was built to hearten the emigrants.
A WANDERER IN VENICEE.V. LUCAS
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WORDS RELATED TO HEARTEN

  • activate
  • arouse
  • cheer
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • energize
  • enliven
  • exalt
  • excite
  • fire
  • gladden
  • hearten
  • impel
  • incite
  • inform
  • inspire
  • inspirit
  • instigate
  • invigorate
  • kindle
  • liven
  • make alive
  • move
  • quicken
  • revive
  • revivify
  • rouse
  • spark
  • spur
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • urge
  • vitalize
  • vivify
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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