follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

hearten

[hahr-tn] /ˈhɑr tn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give courage or confidence to; cheer.
Origin of hearten
1520-1530
1520-30; heart + -en1
Related forms
heartener, noun
hearteningly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hearten

hearten

/ˈhɑːtən/
verb
1.
to make or become cheerful
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for hearten
v.

c.1200, "to encourage," from heart + -en (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hearten

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hearten

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends