embolden

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verb em·bold·en \im-ˈbōl-dən\

Definition of embolden

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to instill with boldness or courage

Examples of embolden in a sentence

  1. <his poor showing in his first swim meet just emboldened him to train even harder>

15th Century

First Known Use of embolden

15th century


EMBOLDEN Defined for English Language Learners

embolden

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verb em·bold·en \im-ˈbōl-dən\

Definition of embolden for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) more confident



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