- to elevate in degree, excellence, or respect; dignify; exalt: a personality ennobled by true generosity.
- to confer a title of nobility on.
Origin of ennoble
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Examples from the Web for ennobles
And I do believe that Italy really purifies and ennobles all who visit her.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
The one statue degrades maternity; the other ennobles and exalts.Italy, the Magic Land
Defeat brings prudence and concentration; it ennobles and fortifies.The Task of Social Hygiene
For, after all, what is it but the purpose which ennobles action?VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature.America First
- to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
- to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
Word Origin and History for ennobles
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