Embolden - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈboʊldən|  American pronunciation of the word embolden
Brit.  |ɪmˈbəʊld(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word embolden


- give encouragement to (syn: cheer, hearten, recreate)


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

Emboldened by her smile, he asked her to dance.

What emboldened him to make the attempt?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: embolden
he/she/it: emboldens
present participle: emboldening
past tense: emboldened
past participle: emboldened
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