hearten


heart·en

transitive verb \ˈhär-tən\

: to cause (someone) to feel more cheerful or hopeful

heart·enedheart·en·ing \ˈhärt-niŋ, ˈhär-tən-iŋ\

Full Definition of HEARTEN

:  to give heart to :  cheer
heart·en·ing·ly \-niŋ-lē, -tən-iŋ-\ adverb

Examples of HEARTEN

  1. The team's victory has heartened its fans.
  2. <thinking we were hopelessly lost, we were heartened by the sight of a familiar farmhouse>

First Known Use of HEARTEN

1526

Rhymes with HEARTEN

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