Definition of embolden
: to instill with boldness or courage
Examples of embolden in a Sentence
his poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder
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While Trump's decision maybe have emboldened the French leader further, McAuley noted that newfound celebrity won't necessarily translate into global influence.
Stamper plays the incriminating audio from Brockhart to Claire and Frank, which emboldens the now-former president, who demands to be released from the bunker.
Advocates who track extremism say the president, who egged on violent supporters during his campaign, has played a role in emboldening the groups.
In an age when partisanship often obscures the facts and when a President and his media allies feel emboldened to traffic in falsehoods, the leakers could well be seen as performing a public service.
Emboldened by closer U.S. ties under Trump, analysts say Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. seek to smash any opposition that could weaken a united front against Iranian influence in the Middle East.
Emboldened, Hsieh held her nerve in the third set and beat a top-10 player for the first time in 15 attempts.
Radicalized people will take this as a tacit endorsement, and they will be emboldened.
Four years and $3 billion later, cost overruns emboldened critics: Sikorsky was back knocking at the doors of friendly politicians for a second chance, as was a new rival, Boeing.
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EMBOLDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embolden for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) more confident
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