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Meaning of EMBOLDEN

Pronunciation:  em'bowldn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  give encouragement to
 

EMBOLDEN is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: cheer, hearten, recreate
 
 Antonyms: dishearten, put off
 
 See Also: buck up, encourage, take heart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em*bold"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Emboldened}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Emboldening}.]
To give boldness or courage to; to encourage. --Shak.

      The self-conceit which emboldened him to undertake this
      dangerous office.                        --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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 countenance, nerve, reassure, shine upon, smile upon, steel, strengthen, subscribe, support, venture
 

 

 

 

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