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heart·en

 (här′tn)
tr.v. heart·ened, heart·en·ing, heart·ens
To give strength, courage, or hope to. See Synonyms at encourage.

hearten

(ˈhɑːtən)
vb
to make or become cheerful

heart•en

(ˈhɑr tn)

v.t.
to give courage or confidence to; cheer.
[1520–30]
heart′en•er, n.
heart′en•ing•ly, adv.

hearten


Past participle: heartened
Gerund: heartening

Imperative
hearten
hearten
Present
I hearten
you hearten
he/she/it heartens
we hearten
you hearten
they hearten
Preterite
I heartened
you heartened
he/she/it heartened
we heartened
you heartened
they heartened
Present Continuous
I am heartening
you are heartening
he/she/it is heartening
we are heartening
you are heartening
they are heartening
Present Perfect
I have heartened
you have heartened
he/she/it has heartened
we have heartened
you have heartened
they have heartened
Past Continuous
I was heartening
you were heartening
he/she/it was heartening
we were heartening
you were heartening
they were heartening
Past Perfect
I had heartened
you had heartened
he/she/it had heartened
we had heartened
you had heartened
they had heartened
Future
I will hearten
you will hearten
he/she/it will hearten
we will hearten
you will hearten
they will hearten
Future Perfect
I will have heartened
you will have heartened
he/she/it will have heartened
we will have heartened
you will have heartened
they will have heartened
Future Continuous
I will be heartening
you will be heartening
he/she/it will be heartening
we will be heartening
you will be heartening
they will be heartening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been heartening
you have been heartening
he/she/it has been heartening
we have been heartening
you have been heartening
they have been heartening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been heartening
you will have been heartening
he/she/it will have been heartening
we will have been heartening
you will have been heartening
they will have been heartening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been heartening
you had been heartening
he/she/it had been heartening
we had been heartening
you had been heartening
they had been heartening
Conditional
I would hearten
you would hearten
he/she/it would hearten
we would hearten
you would hearten
they would hearten
Past Conditional
I would have heartened
you would have heartened
he/she/it would have heartened
we would have heartened
you would have heartened
they would have heartened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hearten - give encouragement to
buck up, take heart - gain courage
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
dishearten, put off - take away the enthusiasm of

hearten

hearten

verb
To impart strength and confidence to:
Translations
يُشَجِّع
povzbudit
opmuntretrøste
hughreysta
cesaretlendirmek

hearten

[ˈhɑːtn] VTalentar, animar

hearten

[ˈhɑːrtən] vt (= cheer) → encourager
to be heartened by sth → être encouragé(e) par qch

hearten

vtermutigen

hearten

[ˈhɑːtn] vtrincuorare, incoraggiare

heart

(haːt) noun
1. the organ which pumps blood through the body. How fast does a person's heart beat?; (also adjective) heart disease; a heart specialist.
2. the central part. I live in the heart of the city; in the heart of the forest; the heart of a lettuce; Let's get straight to the heart of the matter/problem.
3. the part of the body where one's feelings, especially of love, conscience etc are imagined to arise. She has a kind heart; You know in your heart that you ought to go; She has no heart (= She is not kind).
4. courage and enthusiasm. The soldiers were beginning to lose heart.
5. a symbol supposed to represent the shape of the heart; a white dress with little pink hearts on it; heart-shaped.
6. one of the playing-cards of the suit hearts, which have red symbols of this shape on them.
-hearted
kind-hearted; hard-hearted; broken-hearted.
ˈhearten verb
to encourage or cheer up. We were greatly heartened by the good news.
ˈheartless adjective
cruel; very unkind. a heartless remark.
ˈheartlessly adverb
ˈheartlessness noun
hearts noun plural
(sometimes treated as noun singular) one of the four card suits. the two of hearts.
ˈhearty adjective
1. very friendly. a hearty welcome.
2. enthusiastic. a hearty cheer.
3. very cheerful; too cheerful. a hearty person/laugh.
4. (of meals) large. He ate a hearty breakfast.
5. (of a person's appetite) large.
ˈheartily adverb
ˈheartiness noun
ˈheartache noun
(a feeling of) great sadness.
heart attack
a sudden failure of the heart to function correctly, sometimes causing death. My father has had a slight heart attack.
ˈheartbeat noun
(the sound of) the regular movement of the heart.
ˈheartbreak noun
(something which causes) great sorrow. I have suffered many heartbreaks in my life.
ˈheartbroken adjective
feeling very great sorrow. a heartbroken widow.
ˈheartburn noun
a burning feeling in the chest caused by indigestion. She suffers from heartburn after meals.
heart failure
the sudden stopping of the heart's beating. the old man died of heart failure.
ˈheartfelt adjective
sincere. heartfelt thanks.
ˌheart-to-ˈheart adjective
open and sincere, usually in private. I'm going to have a heart-to-heart talk with him.
noun
an open and sincere talk, usually in private. After our heart-to-heart I felt more cheerful.
ˈheart-warming adjective
causing a person to feel pleasure. It was heart-warming to see the happiness of the children.
at heart
really; basically. He seems rather stern but he is at heart a very kind man.
break someone's heart
to cause someone great sorrow. If you leave her, it'll break her heart.
by heart
from memory; by memorizing. The children know their multiplication tables by heart; Actors must learn their speeches (off) by heart.
from the bottom of one's heart
very sincerely. She thanked him from the bottom of her heart.
have a change of heart
to change a decision etc, usually to a better, kinder one. He's had a change of heart – he's going to help us after all.
have a heart!
show some pity!.
have at heart
to have a concern for or interest in. He has the interest of his workers at heart.
heart and soul
with all one's attention and energy. She devoted herself heart and soul to caring for her husband.
lose heart
to become discouraged.
not have the heart to
not to want or be unkind enough to (do something unpleasant). I don't have the heart to tell him that everyone laughed at his suggestions.
set one's heart on / have one's heart set on
to want very much. He had set his heart on winning the prize; He had his heart set on winning.
take heart
to become encouraged or more confident.
take to heart
1. to be made very sad or upset by. You mustn't take his unkind remarks to heart.
2. to pay attention to. He's taken my criticism to heart – his work has improved.
to one's heart's content
as much as one wants. She could play in the big garden to her heart's content.
with all one's heart
very willingly or sincerely. I hope with all my heart that you will be happy.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie is as full of didoes as usual, and turns the house upside down frequent, but he heartens the girls, so I let em hev full swing.
As for De Griers, he spoke as though he had made up his mind to do something (though it is also possible that he spoke in this manner merely in order to hearten the General, with whom he appeared to have held a conference).
The suggestion seemed to hearten the Lotharian, and in another moment the three stood behind solid ranks of huge bowmen who hurled taunts and menaces at the advancing company emerging from the walled city.