What does take heart mean?

What is the definition of take heart?

"take heart" means:

(idiom) become confident or courageous during a difficult situation

Example Sentences:

I’m sorry to hear that your father died. I hope that you take heart in the fact that he was a very nice and good man.

Cancer patients should take heart that one day there will be a cure for cancer.

From the News:

Far away, I weep for Sichuan but still take heart


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