Antonyms for hearten

Grammar : Verb
Spell : hahr-tn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɑr tn

Definition of hearten

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to encourage," from heart + -en (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening.
  • verb raise someone's spirits
Example sentences :
  • Polly did, and added, 'I will recite poetry to them to hearten them to their task.'
  • Extract from : « The Magic City » by Edith Nesbit
  • But in the mysterious way of rumor, the news spread to hearten the islanders.
  • Extract from : « Greener Than You Think » by Ward Moore
  • John Ball goeth about to hearten men to rise against oppression.
  • Extract from : « Long Will » by Florence Converse
  • Then it was that Isaac's nonsense really served to hearten us.
  • Extract from : « Benjamin of Ohio » by James Otis
  • And he encouraged Jack to visit him and, when the latter did so, used every effort to hearten him.
  • Extract from : « Weatherby's Inning » by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • If I had my boy to hearten me, I could do something for them now.
  • Extract from : « The Eye of Dread » by Payne Erskine
  • Master, I take privilege from your love to hearten on my fellows.
  • Extract from : « A Select Collection of Old English Plays » by Robert Dodsley
  • I did not understand what this meant, and strove to hearten her up.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi » by Count Carlo Gozzi
  • I tried to hearten up the Capting a bit, but 'twarn't no use.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Round Table, September 10, 1895 » by Various
  • To hearten them, he and his men descended to the level of the water.
  • Extract from : « Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) » by James S. De Benneville

Synonyms for hearten

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