Definition of EMBOLDEN

to fill with courage or strength of purpose <his poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder>
Synonyms bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steel

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