ennoble


en·no·ble

verb \i-ˈnō-bəl, e-ˈnō-\

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

: to make (someone) a member of the nobility

en·no·bleden·no·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of ENNOBLE

transitive verb
1
:  to make noble :  elevate <seemed ennobled by suffering>
2
:  to raise to the rank of nobility
en·no·ble·ment \-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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