ennoble

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verb en·no·ble \i-ˈnō-bəl, e-ˈnō-\

Definition of ennoble

ennobled

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ennobling

play \i-ˈnō-b(ə-)liŋ, e-ˈnō-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make noble :  elevate seemed ennobled by suffering

  3. 2 :  to raise to the rank of nobility

ennoblement

play \i-ˈnō-bəl-mənt, e-ˈnō-\ noun

Examples of ennoble in a Sentence

  1. a life ennobled by suffering

  2. Her skill and talent ennoble her profession.

  3. He was ennobled by the queen.

Origin and Etymology of ennoble

Middle English ennobelen, from Middle French ennoblir, from Old French, from en- + noble noble


First Known Use: 15th century


ENNOBLE Defined for English Language Learners

ennoble

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verb en·no·ble \i-ˈnō-bəl, e-ˈnō-\

Definition of ennoble for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone or something) better or more worthy of admiration

  • : to make (someone) a member of the nobility



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