enhearten


enhearten
v. a.
Encourage, embolden, animate, hearten, inspirit, cheer, incite, stimulate, assure, reassure, comfort, console, buoy up.

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  • Enhearten — En*heart en, v. t. To give heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden. [1913 Webster] The enemy exults and is enheartened. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enhearten — /en hahr tn/, v.t. to hearten. [1600 10; EN 1 + HEARTEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • enhearten — verb /ɛnˈhɑːtə̆n/ To comfort and embolden; to hearten …   Wiktionary

  • enhearten — en·hearten …   English syllables

  • enhearten — ə̇n, en+ transitive verb Etymology: en (I) + hearten : to give or restore strength and courage to their cheerfulness enheartened his saddened spirit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Encourage — En*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F. encourager; pref. en (L. in) + courage courage. See {Courage}.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Encouraged — Encourage En*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F. encourager; pref. en (L. in) + courage courage. See {Courage}.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Encouraging — Encourage En*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F. encourager; pref. en (L. in) + courage courage. See {Courage}.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promise — prom·ise n: a declaration or manifestation esp. in a contract of an intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way that gives the party to whom it is made a right to expect its fulfillment aleatory promise: a promise (as to compensate …   Law dictionary

  • embolden — I verb abet, animate, assure, bolster, buoy, cheer, encourage, enhearten, foment, give confidence, hearten, impel, incite, inspire, inspirit, instigate, invigorate, nerve, press, promise, rally, reassure, rouse, stimulate, strengthen, urge II… …   Law dictionary