Synonyms and related words:
abet, advocate, aid and abet, animate, arouse, assure, bear up, bolster, boost, brace up, brighten, buck up, buoy up, cheer, chirk up, comfort, condole with, console, countenance, dynamize, ease, electrify, embolden, encourage, endorse, energize, enliven, exhilarate, favor, fire, galvanize, give a lift, give comfort, gladden, go for, inflame, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, jazz up, keep in countenance, kindle, liven, nerve, pep up, perk up, pick up, put at ease, quicken, rally, reassure, rejoice, rejoice the heart, relieve, rouse, set at ease, shine upon, smile upon, snap up, solace, steel, stimulate, stir, strengthen, subscribe, support, sympathize with, vitalize, warm, zip up

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Hearten — Heart en (h[aum]rt n), v. t. [From {Heart}.] 1. To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden. [1913 Webster] Hearten those that fight in your defense. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To restore fertility or strength to, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hearten — I index assure (give confidence to), promise (raise expectations), reassure II index assure (give confidence to) …   Law dictionary

  • hearten — (v.) c.1200, to encourage, from HEART (Cf. heart) + EN (Cf. en) (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening …   Etymology dictionary

  • hearten — *encourage, inspirit, embolden, cheer, nerve, steel Analogous words: *strengthen, fortify, invigorate, energize: rally, arouse, rouse, *stir Antonyms: dishearten Contrasted words: *discourage, dispirit, deject: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hearten — [v] raise someone’s spirits animate, arouse, assure, buck up, buoy, cheer, comfort, console, embolden, encourage, energize, enliven, incite, inspire, inspirit, rally, reassure, revivify, rouse, steel, stimulate, stir, strengthen; concepts 7,22… …   New thesaurus

  • hearten — ► VERB ▪ make more cheerful or confident. DERIVATIVES heartening adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hearten — [härt′ n] vt. [ HEART + EN] to cheer up; encourage …   English World dictionary

  • hearten — UK [ˈhɑː(r)t(ə)n] / US [ˈhɑrt(ə)n] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms hearten : present tense I/you/we/they hearten he/she/it heartens present participle heartening past tense heartened past participle heartened to make someone feel… …   English dictionary

  • hearten — verb the letter from Daphne will hearten him Syn: cheer (up), encourage, raise someone s spirits, boost, buoy up, perk up, inspirit, uplift, elate; comfort, reassure; informal buck up, pep up See note at encourage …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hearten — v cheer, cheer up, console, comfort, Archaic. recomfort; inspirit, Inf. pep up, buoy up, raise [s.o. s] spirits, pluck up, give [s.o.] a lift; gladden, en hearten, embolden; fortify, strengthen, restore, revi talize, revivify, revive; animate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hearten — transitive verb (heartened; heartening) Date: 1526 to give heart to ; cheer Synonyms: see encourage • hearteningly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary