from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To comfort and embolden, encourage, animate, hearten
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hearten up; encourage; animate; embolden.
I Sam. 1: 5 states that in order to enhearten Hannah, her husband would always give her “one, a double portion [manah ahat apayim]” of the offering at Shiloh.
But the victory did little to enhearten the captains.
Indeed, he had done little but groan in all the hours they had spent together since they were brought ashore from the carack; and had the season permitted her so much reflection, she might have considered that she had found him singularly wanting during those hours of stress when a man of worth would have made some effort, however desperate, to enhearten her rather than repine upon his own plight.
But he still had his letter in his pocket, and in time that served to enhearten him.
Buoyed up by these sanguine expectations, Douglas undertook a tour through New England, not to make stump speeches, he declared, but to visit and enhearten his followers.
There was such an air of confidence in Cosmo's manner and words that this simple statement did much to enhearten the others.
The everyday problems we face cannot compare to the sorrows of Mary and this certainty should enhearten us to stand committed to our faith in times of problems and troubles.
Such knowledge as that will enhearten a man through any trial. "
But hast nought else to say to enhearten me in my travel? "