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take heart (from something)

to receive courage or comfort from some fact. I hope that you will take heart from what we told you today. Even though you did not win the race, take heart from the fact that you did your best. I told her to take heart and try again next time.
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take heart

to feel encouraged The entire world should take heart that progress is being made in the effort to eliminate this disease.
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take heart

to start to feel more hopeful and more confident (often + from ) House owners can take heart from the news that property prices are starting to rise again.
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take heart

Be confident, be brave, as in Take heart, we may still win this game. This idiom uses heart in the sense of "courage." [First half of 1500s]
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take heart

To be confident or courageous.
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