Simple Definition of ennoble
: to make (someone or something) better or more worthy of admiration
: to make (someone) a member of the nobility
Examples of ennoble
a life ennobled by suffering
Her skill and talent ennoble her profession.
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
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