Definition of hearten verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hearten

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈhɑrtn//
 
[usually passive]hearten somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hearten
 
he / she / it heartens
 
past simple heartened
 
-ing form heartening
 
 
jump to other results
to give someone encouragement or hope opposite dishearten
 
adjective It is heartening to see the determination of these young people.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hearten