embolden

[ em-bohl-duhn ]
/ ɛmˈboʊl dən /

verb (used with object)

to make bold or bolder; hearten; encourage.

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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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