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en·no·ble

 (ĕn-nō′bəl)
tr.v. en·no·bled, en·no·bling, en·no·bles
1. To make noble: "that chastity of honor ... which ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its evil" (Edmund Burke).
2. To confer nobility upon: ennoble a prime minister for distinguished service.

[Middle English *ennoblen, from Old French ennoblir : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + noble, noble; see noble.]

en·no′ble·ment n.
en·no′bler n.

ennoble

(ɪˈnəʊbəl)
vb (tr)
1. to make noble, honourable, or excellent; dignify; exalt
2. to raise to a noble rank; confer a title of nobility upon
enˈnoblement n
enˈnobler n
enˈnobling adj

en•no•ble

(ɛnˈnoʊ bəl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to elevate in character or respect; make noble; dignify; exalt.
2. to confer a title of nobility on.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French ennoblir]
en•no′ble•ment, n.

ennoble


Past participle: ennobled
Gerund: ennobling

Imperative
ennoble
ennoble
Present
I ennoble
you ennoble
he/she/it ennobles
we ennoble
you ennoble
they ennoble
Preterite
I ennobled
you ennobled
he/she/it ennobled
we ennobled
you ennobled
they ennobled
Present Continuous
I am ennobling
you are ennobling
he/she/it is ennobling
we are ennobling
you are ennobling
they are ennobling
Present Perfect
I have ennobled
you have ennobled
he/she/it has ennobled
we have ennobled
you have ennobled
they have ennobled
Past Continuous
I was ennobling
you were ennobling
he/she/it was ennobling
we were ennobling
you were ennobling
they were ennobling
Past Perfect
I had ennobled
you had ennobled
he/she/it had ennobled
we had ennobled
you had ennobled
they had ennobled
Future
I will ennoble
you will ennoble
he/she/it will ennoble
we will ennoble
you will ennoble
they will ennoble
Future Perfect
I will have ennobled
you will have ennobled
he/she/it will have ennobled
we will have ennobled
you will have ennobled
they will have ennobled
Future Continuous
I will be ennobling
you will be ennobling
he/she/it will be ennobling
we will be ennobling
you will be ennobling
they will be ennobling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ennobling
you have been ennobling
he/she/it has been ennobling
we have been ennobling
you have been ennobling
they have been ennobling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ennobling
you will have been ennobling
he/she/it will have been ennobling
we will have been ennobling
you will have been ennobling
they will have been ennobling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ennobling
you had been ennobling
he/she/it had been ennobling
we had been ennobling
you had been ennobling
they had been ennobling
Conditional
I would ennoble
you would ennoble
he/she/it would ennoble
we would ennoble
you would ennoble
they would ennoble
Past Conditional
I would have ennobled
you would have ennobled
he/she/it would have ennobled
we would have ennobled
you would have ennobled
they would have ennobled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ennoble - confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title"
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
2.ennoble - give a title to someoneennoble - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
baronetise, baronetize - confer baronetcy upon; "He was baronetized for his loyalty to the country"
lord - make a lord of someone
knight, dub - raise (someone) to knighthood; "The Beatles were knighted"

ennoble

verb
1. dignify, honour, enhance, elevate, magnify, raise, glorify, exalt, aggrandize the fundamental principles of life which ennoble mankind
2. raise to the peerage, kick upstairs (informal), make noble He had been ennobled for arranging a government loan in 1836.

ennoble

verb
1. To cause to be eminent or recognized:
2. To raise to a high position or status:
Translations
adle

ennoble

[ɪˈnəʊbl] VTennoblecer

ennoble

[ɪnˈnəʊbəl] vt
(= make nobler) [+ person, human condition] → ennoblir
to be ennobled by sth → être ennobli(e) par qch
(= give title to) [+ person] → anoblir

ennoble

vt (lit)adeln, in den Adelsstand erheben; (fig) mind, personerheben (geh)

ennoble

[ɪˈnəʊbl] vtnobilitare; (with title) → conferire un titolo nobiliare a
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