AskDefine | Define hearten

Dictionary Definition

hearten v : give encouragement to [syn: cheer, recreate, embolden] [ant: dishearten]

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Etymology

Pronunciation

/ˈhɑ:tən/

Verb

  1. To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abet, advocate, aid and abet, animate, arouse, assure, bear up, bolster, boost, brace up, brighten, buck up, buoy up, cheer, chirk up, comfort, condole with, console, countenance, dynamize, ease, electrify, embolden, encourage, endorse, energize, enliven, exhilarate, favor, fire, galvanize, give a lift, give comfort, gladden, go for, inflame, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, jazz up, keep in countenance, kindle, liven, nerve, pep up, perk up, pick up, put at ease, quicken, rally, reassure, rejoice, rejoice the heart, relieve, rouse, set at ease, shine upon, smile upon, snap up, solace, steel, stimulate, stir, strengthen, subscribe, support, sympathize with, vitalize, warm, zip up
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