enhearten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en- +‎ heart +‎ -en.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

enhearten (third-person singular simple present enheartens, present participle enheartening, simple past and past participle enheartened)

  1. To comfort and embolden, encourage, animate, hearten
    • 1954, JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Vol 3[1], Houghton Mifflin Co., page 164:
      But the victory did little to enhearten the captains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007).
  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, Vol III, p1935, enhearten