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To make someone more hopeful and optimistic

uplift

verb

to make someone feel happier or more hopeful

hearten

verb

to make someone feel happier and more hopeful

encourage

verb

to give someone confidence or hope

sustain

verb

to give someone strength, energy, or hope

get someone’s hopes up/build someone’s hopes (up)/raise someone’s hopes

to make someone expect something that they want even though you are not certain it will happen

build up someone’s hopes

to make someone think that something good is going to happen when in fact it is very unlikely

raise (someone’s) hopes/expectations

to make someone hope or expect that something will be very good or successful

embolden

verb

to give someone more confidence to do something

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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