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embolden

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verb em·bold·en \im-ˈbōl-dən\

Simple Definition of embolden

  • : to make (someone) more confident

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of embolden

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to instill with boldness or courage

Examples of embolden in a sentence

  1. <his poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder>



15th Century

First Known Use of embolden

15th century

Rhymes with embolden

beholden



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