Definition of hearten verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hearten

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hearten
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtn//
 
he / she / it heartens
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtnz//
 
past simple heartened
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtnd//
 
past participle heartened
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtnd//
 
-ing form heartening
BrE BrE//ˈhɑːtnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrtnɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] hearten somebody to give somebody encouragement or hope opposite dishearten
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hearten