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hearten

[ hahr-tn ]SEE DEFINITION OF hearten

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
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Antonyms for hearten

  • depress
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dissuade
  • hurt
  • weaken
  • calm
  • dull
  • bring down
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEARTEN

Polly did, and added, 'I will recite poetry to them to hearten them to their task.'

But in the mysterious way of rumor, the news spread to hearten the islanders.

John Ball goeth about to hearten men to rise against oppression.

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

And he encouraged Jack to visit him and, when the latter did so, used every effort to hearten him.

If I had my boy to hearten me, I could do something for them now.

Master, I take privilege from your love to hearten on my fellows.

I did not understand what this meant, and strove to hearten her up.

I tried to hearten up the Capting a bit, but 'twarn't no use.

To hearten them, he and his men descended to the level of the water.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to encourage," from heart + -en (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEARTEN

animate

verbbring to life

brighten

verbmake happy, feel better
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