- to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
- to confer a title of nobility on.
Origin of ennoble
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Examples from the Web for ennoble
For how many years has it been my intention to exalt and ennoble you!Barnaby Rudge
They are our gods: they round and ennoble the most partial and sordid way of living.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He has not sought to ennoble her heart so much as to weaken it with flatteries.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
No sentiments that enlarge, ennoble, move, or mend the heart!
Because religion ever seeks to ennoble a man; and nothing so debases him as revenge.My Novel, Complete
- to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
- to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
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Word Origin and History for ennoble
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