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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 ?
Tim's head being powdered like a twelfth cake, and his spectacles copied with great nicety, strangers detected a close resemblance to him at the first glance, and this leading them to suspect that the other must be his wife, and emboldening them to say so without scruple, Mrs Linkinwater grew very proud of these achievements in time, and considered them among the most successful likenesses she had ever painted.
Then the personal note in his last speech had produced a serious effect on her, and all the time she felt that her silence was emboldening him, as indeed it was.
In fact, the only one who seems to be avoiding a full-fledged confrontation is the US, thereby emboldening the Houthi militias - as rightly explained by Ali Khedery, formerly the longest serving US official in Iraq who is now based in Dubai.