- to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry.
- to decorate with brilliant colors.
- to proclaim; celebrate or extol.
Origin of emblazon
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Examples from the Web for emblazon
“No means no,” reads a pair of lacy underwear, while “Consent is Sexy,” and, “Respect,” emblazon others.Pink Loves Consent: an Anti-Rape Victoria’s Secret Spoof That’s Gone Viral
Misty White Sidell
December 11, 2012
Emblazon upon your backs and breast the Red Lily of his House!
I shall have to trace out its genealogy and emblazon its shield.The Open Air
And Britain will emblazon their names on its roll of honour—this man and that man has died for her.With our Fighting Men
William E. Sellers
To commit a crime and emblazon it, there is the sum total of history.The Man Who Laughs
She has a right to emblazon all that will honour her deceased husband.
- to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry
- to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one's notepaper, etc)
- to make bright or splendid, as with colours, flowers, etc
- to glorify, praise, or extol, often so as to attract great publicityhis feat was emblazoned on the front page
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Word Origin and History for emblazon
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