hearten

[ hahr-tn ]
/ ˈhɑr tn /
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verb (used with object)

to give courage or confidence to; cheer.

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Origin of hearten

First recorded in 1520–30; heart + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM hearten

heart·en·er, nounheart·en·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hearten

hearten
/ (ˈhɑːtən) /

verb

to make or become cheerful
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