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em·bold·en

 (ĕm-bōl′dən)
tr.v. em·bold·ened, em·bold·en·ing, em·bold·ens
To foster boldness or courage in. See Synonyms at encourage.

embolden

(ɪmˈbəʊldən)
vb
(tr) to encourage; make bold

em•bold•en

(ɛmˈboʊl dən)

v.t.
to make bold; encourage.
[1495–1505]

embolden


Past participle: emboldened
Gerund: emboldening

Imperative
embolden
embolden
Present
I embolden
you embolden
he/she/it emboldens
we embolden
you embolden
they embolden
Preterite
I emboldened
you emboldened
he/she/it emboldened
we emboldened
you emboldened
they emboldened
Present Continuous
I am emboldening
you are emboldening
he/she/it is emboldening
we are emboldening
you are emboldening
they are emboldening
Present Perfect
I have emboldened
you have emboldened
he/she/it has emboldened
we have emboldened
you have emboldened
they have emboldened
Past Continuous
I was emboldening
you were emboldening
he/she/it was emboldening
we were emboldening
you were emboldening
they were emboldening
Past Perfect
I had emboldened
you had emboldened
he/she/it had emboldened
we had emboldened
you had emboldened
they had emboldened
Future
I will embolden
you will embolden
he/she/it will embolden
we will embolden
you will embolden
they will embolden
Future Perfect
I will have emboldened
you will have emboldened
he/she/it will have emboldened
we will have emboldened
you will have emboldened
they will have emboldened
Future Continuous
I will be emboldening
you will be emboldening
he/she/it will be emboldening
we will be emboldening
you will be emboldening
they will be emboldening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emboldening
you have been emboldening
he/she/it has been emboldening
we have been emboldening
you have been emboldening
they have been emboldening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emboldening
you will have been emboldening
he/she/it will have been emboldening
we will have been emboldening
you will have been emboldening
they will have been emboldening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emboldening
you had been emboldening
he/she/it had been emboldening
we had been emboldening
you had been emboldening
they had been emboldening
Conditional
I would embolden
you would embolden
he/she/it would embolden
we would embolden
you would embolden
they would embolden
Past Conditional
I would have emboldened
you would have emboldened
he/she/it would have emboldened
we would have emboldened
you would have emboldened
they would have emboldened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embolden - give encouragement to
buck up, take heart - gain courage
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

embolden

verb encourage, cheer, stir, strengthen, nerve, stimulate, reassure, fire, animate, rouse, inflame, hearten, invigorate, gee up, make brave, give courage, vitalize, inspirit Emboldened by his success, he started on a second novel.

embolden

verb
To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to:
Translations

embolden

[ɪmˈbəʊldən] VT to embolden sb to do sthanimar a algn a hacer algo, envalentonar a algn para que haga algo

embolden

[ɪmˈbəʊldən] vtenhardir
to embolden sb to do sth → donner à qn le courage de faire qch

embolden

vtermutigen, Mut machen (+dat); to embolden somebody to do somethingjdn dazu ermutigen or jdm Mut machen, etw zu tun; to be emboldened to do somethingdazu ermutigt werden, etw zu tun

embolden

[ɪmˈbəʊldn] vtincitare, incoraggiare
References in classic literature ?
Aaron, an apple-cheeked youngster of seven, with a clean starched frill which looked like a plate for the apples, needed all his adventurous curiosity to embolden him against the possibility that the big-eyed weaver might do him some bodily injury; and his dubiety was much increased when, on arriving at the Stone-pits, they heard the mysterious sound of the loom.
A proceeding of this kind, out of the usual course, would be likely to be construed into an argument of timidity or of weakness, and would have a tendency to embolden guilt.
In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him.
I am by no means naturally nervous, and the very few glasses of Lafitte which I had sipped served to embolden me no little, so that I felt nothing of trepidation, but merely uplifted my eyes with a leisurely movement, and looked carefully around the room for the intruder.
I had but to turn from my little pupils to myself at their age, and I should know, at once, how to win their confidence and affections: how to waken the contrition of the erring; how to embolden the timid and console the afflicted; how to make Virtue practicable, Instruction desirable, and Religion lovely and comprehensible.
The presence of Henry Westwick seemed at once to relieve and embolden her.
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There is no prospect of a Government defeat, but with Tories and Liberal Democrats also intending to oppose the bill, a sizeable Labour rebellion may be enough to embolden peers to vote it down when it reaches the House of Lords.