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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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.
A Republican victory would embolden Trump and suggest that Republicans may have good prospects for holding their House lead, despite Trump's national approval of 38 percent and disapproval of 56 percent, according to a Gallup poll taken June 16-18.
There is no question that people espousing hateful points of view have been emboldened in recent months.
Does that embolden stars to speak out, or give them pause to play it safe?
Another minister said pro-European Tories would be emboldened to make the case for a softer deal with the EU that prioritizes the interests of businesses.
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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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