- 1[usually passive] (formal) to make someone feel braver or more confident embolden somebody Emboldened by the wine, he went over to introduce himself to her. embolden somebody to do something With such a majority, the administration was emboldened to introduce radical new policies.
- 2embolden something (technology) to make a piece of text appear in bold print
NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldən//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embolden
he / she / it emboldens
past simple emboldened
-ing form emboldening