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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
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.
From a classic Yankees hat emblazoned with Gucci's snake emblem to a pink rendition and even a Gucci x Yankees beanie, the toppers are just the first of the fashion and baseball mashup.
Inside the Breeders’ Cup merchandise tent, shoppers could choose from a $240 Waterford punch bowl, $60 sweatshirt or $175 purse emblazoned with the series logo.
Or a kegerator to quench your thirst that's also emblazoned with the name of that popular Mexican beer?
At the post-Inauguration Women’s March on Washington, many women bore signs proudly emblazoned with those words.
The white nationalist demonstrators gathered behind a half dozen white shields emblazoned with red crosses.
So far, according to freshman Corey Gaynor, he’s earned two of the bricks painted in Miami’s orange and green and emblazoned with his No. 65 jersey number.
The hotel, emblazoned with the president’s name, has emerged as a second White House, one without fences and Secret Service agents.
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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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