Examples of embolden in a Sentence
his poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder
Recent Examples of embolden from the Web
Perhaps Grace is emboldened by these eruptions
Perhaps emboldened by President Donald Trump, state laws related to immigration have nearly doubled from the first half of 2016 to the first six months of 2017, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The message seems to have filtered down to Arpaio and his fans, who are obviously emboldened by the president’s support.
His comments seemed to embolden players and league officials, including some who demonstrated for the first time.
The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill.
If anything, Trump’s presidency has only grown those fissures and emboldened a contingent of aggrieved voters.
White nationalists may feel emboldened right now, but there are other kinds of hate groups as well.
Hate groups feel embolden by Trump's presidential campaign and victory.
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First Known Use of embolden
Synonymsbear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), encourage, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steel
Antonymsdaunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
Related Wordsanimate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stir
Near Antonymsdemoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)
Synonym Discussion of embolden
- the teacher's praise encouraged the students to greater efforts
- patriots inspirited the people to resist
- a hospital patient heartened by good news
- emboldened by her first success, she tried an even more difficult climb
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