hearten hearten  /ˈhɑr tən/


  • (v) give encouragement to



  1. Yang's attitude should hearten China's womb police, who have spent two decades attempting to control the nation's population.
  2. In Florida for winter's holiday, he risked no contretemps but took train in time to hearten by his pre ence at the meeting President Edward Eugene Loomis of the Lehigh Valley.


  • Facebook's Scrooge Tactics Are Working

    The social network's capital expenditures fell 37 percent in the first half of the year, which should hearten investors
    on July 25, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek


  1. "I do not want to either dismay our allies or hearten our enemies by suggesting we will do anything else than stay until our job is done," Blair said.
    on Oct 18, 2006 By: Tony Blair Source: FOXNews

  2. Gatting said: "It's great to see how much is going on, it does hearten me in the job I've got now. We need clubs like this because otherwise the game doesn't progress, and my role is to find a few more clubs like this and try and help them out. The...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: Mike Gatting Source: This is Wiltshire.co.uk

  3. "The international community came and listened very carefully to the Iraqi government's proposals and pledged support for this new democracy," Bush said. "And that ought to hearten the Iraqi people."
    on Sep 20, 2006 By: President Bush Source: The Conservative Voice

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