take heart

take heart

Meaning | Synonyms

  • to stay confident and positive
  • to be happy about something
  • to find happiness in something
  • to encourage something
  • to get comfort and courage from something (take heart from)

Example Sentences

  1. We lost the elections - it is a part of the game. But we absolutely take heart in the apparently greater awareness and involvement of the young generation in keeping the spirit of democracy.
  2. As a teacher, you should take heart from your class's better average performance this year.
  3. Oh, kiddo! Take heart! There is still time left for the results.
  4. I take heart from the positive medical test results. I've been worried dead ever since the feverish symptoms started showing.
  5. Take heart buddy! There's a good chance we get to go on that trip once we have our exams done with.


The origin and history of the phrase take heart are unknown. Neither are there any records of first use of this phrase. However, it is believed to be or American origin. Mention of the phrase has been in the Bible, John 16:33---

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


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