[ en-noh-buhl ]
/ ɛnˈnoʊ bəl /
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verb (used with object), en·no·bled, en·no·bling.
to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
to confer a title of nobility on.
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Origin of ennoble
OTHER WORDS FROM ennoble
en·no·ble·ment, nounen·no·bler, nounen·no·bling·ly, adverbun·en·no·bled, adjective
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How to use ennoble in a sentence
On the other hand, one cannot but foresee a gradual enrichment and ennoblement of the interior of the Capitol.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
Sir Henry Newbolt deals in an interesting way with this ennoblement of life that is the mark of great poetry.The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
He so shares the divine impulses that he has power to subject ambition to the ennoblement of his kind.
Henceforth there will be a gradual ennoblement of one of the phases of the god's character.Hindu Gods And Heroes|Lionel D. Barnett
The pain which had filled these weeks with bitter human anguish had been the process of some mysterious ennoblement.The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.]|Richard Le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for ennoble
/ (ɪˈnəʊbəl) /
to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
Derived forms of ennobleennoblement, nounennobler, nounennobling, adjective
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