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emboldened

[ em-bohl-dnd ]
/ ɛmˈboʊl dnd /
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adjective
made bold or bolder; given the courage or nerve to do something daring, challenging, or controversial: It was unclear whether the missile fire was the work of an emboldened rebel force, the military, or some mixture of both.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of embolden.
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Rarely im·bold·ened [im-bohl-dnd] /ɪmˈboʊl dnd/ .

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