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verb as in raise someone's spirits

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Plosky says he’s heartened by growing momentum at the federal level to address infrastructure challenges that exacerbate racial inequality and climate change.

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.

I am heartened by actors and other people who have been coming out—Demi Lovato gave me such joy the other week.

From Time

I am heartened that this is a long shot from a legal and procedural standpoint, because the ramifications would be devastating.

I remember feeling heartened by the quick regrouping, which I read as a sign of resilience and solidarity.

From Quartz

Andy Green rolled over and sent him a friendly glance just to hearten him a bit.

I cried, to hearten me—for we were both counting the days now between us and the fishing.

I could not hear what he said, but the men began to count off, and their voices were resolute enough to hearten all.

Then it was that Isaac's nonsense really served to hearten us.

The way was led by the clergy, and quickly a church was built to hearten the emigrants.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hearten, such as: animate, arouse, assure, buoy, cheer, and comfort.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.