embolden


em·bold·en

verb \im-ˈbōl-dən\

: to make (someone) more confident

Full Definition of EMBOLDEN

transitive verb
:  to instill with boldness or courage

Examples of EMBOLDEN

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

First Known Use of EMBOLDEN

15th century

Rhymes with EMBOLDEN

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