emblaze

verb (1)
em·​blaze | \ im-ˈblāz How to pronounce emblaze (audio) \
emblazed; emblazing

Definition of emblaze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to illuminate especially by a blaze
2 : to set ablaze

emblaze

verb (2)
emblazed; emblazing

Definition of emblaze (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 archaic : emblazon sense 1
2 : to adorn sumptuously with gems and golden luster rich emblazed— John Milton

First Known Use of emblaze

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for emblaze

Verb (2)

en- + blaze to blazon

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“Emblaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emblaze. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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