Antonyms for hearten
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : hahr-tn|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɑr tn|
Definition of heartenOrigin :
- c.1200, "to encourage," from heart + -en (1). A verb formed from figurative sense of heart. Related: Heartened; heartening.
- verb raise someone's spirits
- 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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