verb (used with object)
to give courage or confidence to; cheer.

1520–30; heart + -en1

heartener, noun
hearteningly, adverb
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hearten (ˈhɑːtən)
to make or become cheerful

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Example sentences
They screamed their violence at her in her own language, trying to hearten her, but she was not consoled.
Since then, many things have happened to both humble and hearten my resolve to write poems and put them into the world.
Added a mint leaf now and then to hearten the broth.
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