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Examples of emblazon in a Sentence
colossal statues and other monumental constructions that were intended to emblazon his name for eons to come
Recent Examples of emblazon from the Web
There's a Trump onesie for babies, and even a coin bank in the shape of a gold bar, emblazoned with the name, Trump.
Citywide, nearly every object imaginable has been emblazoned with the image – from knee socks to waffle irons, to LOVE wedding cakes and ice sculptures.
Streep formally responded to Trump with an elegant speech, then informally responded by wearing a purse with a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama smiling and dancing emblazoned on the side.
The line includes tanks, dresses, shorts, leggings, and sweatshirts emblazoned with all four Hogwarts house crests.
Well, the device is emblazoned with NASA property seals that seem to match tags found on other decommissioned NASA hardware.
On the beach are six private cabanas emblazoned with mermaid murals.
At Prada’s runway show during the recent Milan Fashion Week, the brand showed off new alternatives to its staid Saffiano handbags, including accessories emblazoned with pop-art cartoons and encrusted with metal studs.
The town’s outpouring of grief took the form of green ribbons pinned to grocery store clerk aprons; T-shirts with 12.14.12 emblazoned on them popped up at the gym.
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The History of emblazon
English speakers have been using the heraldic sense of "emblazon" since the late 16th century, and before that there was the verb "blazon" ("to describe heraldically") and the noun "blazon" ("a heraldic coat of arms"), which descend from Anglo-French blason. "Emblazon" still refers to adorning something with an emblem of heraldry, but it is now more often used for adorning or publicizing something in any conspicuous way, whether with eye-catching decoration or colorful words of praise.
First Known Use of emblazon
Synonymsbless, carol, celebrate, praise, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resound
Related Wordsadore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, tout
Near Antonymsblame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)
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