Definition of ennoble
- seemed ennobled by suffering
a life ennobled by suffering
Her skill and talent ennoble her profession.
He was ennobled by the queen.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ennoble.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make (someone or something) better or more worthy of admiration
: to make (someone) a member of the nobility
What made you want to look up ennoble? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).