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Definition of hearten verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] hearten somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hearten
he / she / it heartens
past simple heartened
-ing form heartening
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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