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hearten

heart·en

hearten

 
pronunciation:
har tn
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heartened, heartening, heartens
definition: to make hopeful, confident, or glad; give heart to; encourage.
antonyms:
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, unnerve
similar words:
buoy, cheer, encourage, fortify, nerve, spirit, support, sustain
derivations: heartened (adj.), hearteningly (adv.)