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

 

emboss

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːs//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːs//
 
[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emboss
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːs//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːs//
 
he / she / it embosses
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːsɪz//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːsɪz//
 
past simple embossed
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːst//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːst//
 
past participle embossed
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːst//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːst//
 
-ing form embossing
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɒsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɔːsɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːsɪŋ//
 
 
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to put a raised design or piece of writing on paper, leather, etc. emboss A with B stationery embossed with the hotel’s name emboss B on A The hotel's name was embossed on the stationery. Word Origin late Middle English: from the Old French base of obsolete French embosser, from em- ‘into’ + boce ‘protuberance’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emboss