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
Mr Macron may now feel emboldened to try more such mediation.
But Saudi Arabia’s critics worry that Trump’s support is emboldening a country with its own history of helping militant groups with questionable records, such as in Syria.
Iran, Syria, and Turkey have significant Kurdish minorities and Tehran and Ankara, especially, fear that an independent Kurdish state would embolden Kurdish separatist forces in their own countries.
Or embolden an ambitious Democrat to challenge him?
And cheaters are emboldened as culprits walk and the USDA organic seal loses credibility.
This, of course, was hilarious to Cowboys fans, who had been emboldened by a postseason berth in Dak Prescott’s rookie season and an opening-week trouncing of the supposedly fearsome New York Giants.
Despite the point difference, the merengues come emboldened after beating Brazilian side Gremio in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pro-Life movement has been increasingly emboldened in recent years.
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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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