Examples of hearten in a Sentence
The team's victory has heartened its fans.
thinking we were hopelessly lost, we were heartened by the sight of a familiar farmhouse
Recent Examples of hearten from the Web
Senecal says she was heartened by that response, but frustrated that the conversation died down so soon – and that Trump was elected even after those comments were made public.
City Councilman Kevin Flynn, chair of the Rules and Audit Committee, was taken aback by some of the findings but heartened that park leaders plan to make recommended improvements.
Thompson says he's heartened by Ross's emphasis on outreach and request for additional funding this year.
Susan Ahlfeld, one of the Naperville residents who helped organize the meeting said she was heartened by the turnout and the ideas proposed.
Still, he's been heartened when his electricity has flickered back on to reveal news of water rescues and the Cajun Navy making its way west.
Former Interior officials, initially heartened by Zinke's conservationist rhetoric, are puzzled by the departure in tone.
But investors were heartened by the prospect of a deal.
In the weeks since his son-in-law’s incident, Cleveland said he has been heartened by spontaneous expressions of faith and kindness shared with him by friends, family, total strangers and colleagues.
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First Known Use of hearten
Synonymsbear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, encourage, inspire, inspirit, steel
Antonymsdaunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
Related Wordsanimate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
Near Antonymsdemoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)
Synonym Discussion of hearten
- the teacher's praise encouraged the students to greater efforts
- patriots inspirited the people to resist
- a hospital patient heartened by good news
- emboldened by her first success, she tried an even more difficult climb
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