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embolden

[ em-bohl-dn ]
/ ɛmˈboʊl dn /
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verb (used with object)
to make bold or bolder; hearten; encourage.
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Rarely im·bold·en [im-bohl-dn] /ɪmˈboʊl dn/ .

Origin of embolden

First recorded in 1495–1505; em-1 + bold + -en1
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British Dictionary definitions for embolden

embolden
/ (ɪmˈbəʊldən) /

verb
(tr) to encourage; make bold
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