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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ennoblement - the state of being noble
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.ennoblement - the act of raising someone to the nobility
promotion - act of raising in rank or position


The act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised:
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