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Definition of embolden verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embolden
    he / she / it emboldens
    past simple emboldened
    -ing form emboldening
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  1. 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.
  2. 2embolden something (technology) to make a piece of text appear in bold print
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