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ennoble

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verb en·no·ble \i-ˈnō-bəl, e-ˈnō-\

Simple Definition of ennoble

  • : to make (someone or something) better or more worthy of admiration

  • : to make (someone) a member of the nobility

Full Definition of ennoble

en·no·bleden·no·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make noble :  elevate <seemed ennobled by suffering>

  3. 2 :  to raise to the rank of nobility

en·no·ble·ment play \-bəl-mənt\ noun

Examples of ennoble

  1. a life ennobled by suffering

  2. Her skill and talent ennoble her profession.

  3. He was ennobled by the queen.



Origin of ennoble

Middle English ennobelen, from Middle French ennoblir, from Old French, from en- + noble noble


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with ennoble



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