take heart


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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

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

If you take heart from something, it makes you feel happier or more hopeful. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. The Americans have taken heart from the fact that fourteen other food-exporting countries have attacked the proposals too. Note: People also say take heart in order to encourage someone to be more hopeful. Take heart — you're not alone.
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take heart

To be confident or courageous.
See also: heart, take