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
The results may embolden the activist investors that have been targeting the sector.
These women are not riding a wave for 15 minutes of fame; they are emboldened and empowered by the examples of other victims.
But in 2016, Trump first emboldened, then empowered those various paranoiacs who until then had only made cameo appearances on the national stage.
Senate Democrats, emboldened by the GOP’s failure to unilaterally pass a health-care bill, are launching an effort to win bipartisan support for the investment of $500 billion in taxpayer dollars in infrastructure improvements.
The Equifax computer breach, which affects about 143 million consumers, is emboldening authorities at the federal and state level to push for more consumer rights.
Predictably, such responses have only emboldened the goon squads.
White supremacists feel emboldened by the national political response to their rally to protect a Robert E. Lee statue, according to posts on far-right websites.
Other skeptics—not of ESP, but of the field of social psychology more broadly—felt similarly emboldened by Bem’s research.
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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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