Definition of Embolden

1. Verb. Give encouragement to. "The performance is likely to embolden Sue"

Exact synonyms: Cheer, Hearten, Recreate
Specialized synonyms: Buck Up, Take Heart
Generic synonyms: Encourage
Derivative terms: Cheering
Antonyms: Dishearten



Definition of Embolden

1. v. t. To give boldness or courage to; to encourage.

Definition of Embolden

1. Verb. (transitive) To render (someone) more bold or courageous. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To encourage, inspire, or motivate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (typography) To format text in boldface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Embolden

1. to instill with courage [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embolden

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emboil
emboiled
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emboils
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embola
embolaemia
embolalia
embolden (current term)
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embolectomies
embolectomy
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embolic infarct

Literary usage of Embolden

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"see embolden, STRENGTHEN. nest, n. 1. In reference to birds: spec, hammock, aerie (often fig.). 2. In reference to insects, small animals, etc. ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"But the Athenians thought the crime worthy of banishment ; and with good reason : the sacred predictions had an authority which could embolden foreign ..."

3. Historical Sketch of the Second War Between the United States of America by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1845)
"ENGLISH TRIUMPHS IN EUROPE, AND AMERICA embolden THEIR WARFARE.—DISASTROUS CLOSE OF NORTHERN CAMPAIGN IN 1813. WHEN General Hull's surrender fell upon the ..."

4. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"To Encourage, embolden. To encourage is to give courage, and to embolden to make bold; the former impelling to ..."

5. A Series of Letters from London Written During the Years 1856, '57, '58, '59 by George Mifflin Dallas, Julia Dallas (1869)
"kindred character, might embolden the ministry to make the experiment even under the frowns of the lawyers. I believe it would work practically well. ..."

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