Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give strength, courage, or hope to. synonym: encourage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To give heart or courage to; incite or stimulate the courage of; encourage; animate.
  • To impart strength or fertility to; reinforce: as, to hearten land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden.
  • transitive verb To restore fertility or strength to, as to land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give encouragement to

Etymologies

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heart +‎ -en

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