Embolden

  • 1 Embolden — Em*bold en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emboldened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emboldening}.] To give boldness or courage to; to encourage. Shak. [1913 Webster] The self conceit which emboldened him to undertake this dangerous office. Sir W. Scott. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 embolden — I verb abet, animate, assure, bolster, buoy, cheer, encourage, enhearten, foment, give confidence, hearten, impel, incite, inspire, inspirit, instigate, invigorate, nerve, press, promise, rally, reassure, rouse, stimulate, strengthen, urge II… …

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  • 3 embolden — 1570s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + BOLD (Cf. bold) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Emboldened …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 embolden — *encourage, inspirit, hearten, cheer, nerve, steel Analogous words: *strengthen, fortify: *venture, chance, hazard Antonyms: abash Contrasted words: discourage, deter (see DISSUADE): dishearten, dispirit, deject (see DISCOURAGE) …

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  • 5 embolden — [v] encourage boost, buoy, cheer, energize, enhearten, exhilarate, give courage, give pep talk*, goad, inspire, inspirit, invigorate, psyche up, push, rally, reassure, refresh, revitalize, spur, stir, sway; concepts 7,22 …

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  • 6 embolden — ► VERB ▪ give courage or confidence to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 embolden — [em bōl′dən, imbōl′dən] vt. [ EM (see EN 1) + BOLD + EN] to give courage to; cause to be bold or bolder …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 embolden — UK [ɪmˈbəʊld(ə)n] / US [ɪmˈboʊld(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms embolden : present tense I/you/we/they embolden he/she/it emboldens present participle emboldening past tense emboldened past participle emboldened formal to give someone more… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 embolden — verb /ɛmˈbəʊldən/ a) To render (someone) more bold or courageous. The tags </nowiki> indicate paragraphs breaks, and we have included some basic text formatting: </nowiki> for emphasis (typically italics), </nowiki> for… …

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  • 10 embolden — transitive verb Date: 15th century to instill with boldness or courage …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 embolden — /em bohl deuhn/, v.t. to make bold or bolder; hearten; encourage. Also, imbolden. [1495 1505; EM 1 + BOLD + EN1] * * * …

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  • 12 embolden — Synonyms and related words: abet, advocate, aid and abet, animate, assure, bolster, brace up, buck up, chance, cheer, chirk up, comfort, countenance, encourage, endorse, favor, go for, hazard, hearten, impel, inspire, inspirit, keep in… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 embolden — v. (formal) (H) what emboldened him to make the attempt? * * * [ɪm bəʊld(ə)n] (formal) (H) what emboldened him to make the attempt? …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 embolden — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. inspirit, animate, hearten, impel; see encourage 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. encourage, hearten, buoy, reassure, puff up, invigorate, boost, psych up, *give pep talk. ANT.: frighten, cow, unnerve III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 embolden — em|bold|en [ımˈbəuldən US ˈboul ] v [T] formal to give someone more courage ▪ Emboldened by her smile, he asked her to dance …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 embolden — em|bold|en [ ım bouldn ] verb transitive FORMAL to give someone more confidence to do something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 embolden — [[t]ɪmbo͟ʊld(ə)n[/t]] emboldens, emboldening, emboldened VERB If you are emboldened by something, it makes you feel confident enough to behave in a particular way. [be V ed] The Prime Minister was steadily emboldened by the discovery that he… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 embolden — em·bold·en || ɪm bəʊldÉ™n v. make bold, encourage, strengthen …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 embolden — byldan …

    English to the Old English

  • 20 embolden — verb 1》 give courage or confidence to. 2》 cause (text) to appear in a bold typeface …

    English new terms dictionary