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hearten (v.)

1520s, "put heart into" (transitive), from heart (n.) in the figurative sense + -en (1). Intransitive sense "to cheer up" is from 1708. Related: Heartened; heartening. Earlier verb was simply heart (Old English).

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Definitions of hearten

hearten (v.)
give encouragement to;
Synonyms: cheer / recreate / embolden
From wordnet.princeton.edu