ennoble

verb en·no·ble \ i-ˈnō-bəl , e-ˈnō- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of ennoble

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

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Origin and Etymology of ennoble

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


ENNOBLE Defined for English Language Learners

ennoble

verb

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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