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
Recent Examples of embolden from the Web
To be fair, some women might feel emboldened by shoving an expensive rock in there.
Speaking to hundreds of thousands of people at a massive ceremony on Saturday in Istanbul, Erdogan urged vigilance against lurking enemies and declared that last summer's bloody ordeal emboldened the nation.
Those advocating a hard line within the administration are emboldened by the recent North Korean actions, and the White House is weighing a series of gestures that could antagonize President Xi Jinping’s government.
The image enraged and emboldened black folks, and it is considered among a long list of catalysts for the Civil Rights activism of the mid-twentieth century.
Emboldened by drink and armed with new information, Beatriz returns to the fray, finding Strutt alone and on the phone with his lawyers, away from the other diners.
That lack of consequences emboldened Heaggan-Brown to commit crimes including the sexual assault, the lawsuit says.
Bin Salman’s ascent entrenches Saudi Arabia’s newly emboldened foreign policy throughout the Middle East—especially its aggressive posture toward its chief regional rival, Iran.
The kingdom has become emboldened regionally and escalated its anti-Iran rhetoric thanks, in part, to Trump’s message of seemingly unconditional support.
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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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