Definition of embolden verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embolden

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embolden
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldən//
     
    he / she / it emboldens
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldənz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldənz//
     
    past simple emboldened
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldənd//
     
    past participle emboldened
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldənd//
     
    -ing form emboldening
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbəʊldənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈboʊldənɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] (formal) to make somebody 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.
  2. 2embolden something (specialist) to make a piece of text appear in bold print
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