hearten

[hahr-tn]
verb (used with object)
to give courage or confidence to; cheer.

Origin:
1520–30; heart + -en1

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

heartening (ˈhɑːtənɪŋ)
 
adj
causing cheerfulness; encouraging

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Example sentences
The tremendous improvement in the growth rate of brown trout is particularly heartening.
We homeschoolers creatively disobey every day, with heartening results.
The world has seen some heartening progress already.
It's heartening to see only one piece of chaff in the wheat here.
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