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tr.v. em·bla·zoned, em·bla·zon·ing, em·bla·zons
a. To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol: emblazon a doorway with a coat of arms.
b. To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface: emblazon a cross on a banner.
2. To make resplendent with brilliant colors.
3. To make illustrious; celebrate: emblazoning a heroine's deeds in song.

em·bla′zon·er n.
em·bla′zon·ment n.
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[ɪmˈbleɪzənd] adj
[flag, shirt] → imprimé(e)
to be emblazoned with sth → être armorié(e) de qch
[design, logo] to be emblazoned on sth → être inscrit(e) sur qch
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References in classic literature ?
The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it, so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity.
The great red seal was emblazoned with the sham coat of arms which Osborne had assumed from the Peerage, with "Pax in bello" for a motto; that of the ducal house with which the vain old man tried to fancy himself connected.
She put the copied note in an emblazoned envelope, and directed it to Edgar Caswall at Castra Regis.
The room was empty and silent except for the slow ticking of an ancient clock which stood underneath an emblazoned coat of arms in the far corner.
Cornelius was a scholar, and was wealthy, -- at least he had been before the confiscation of his property; Cornelius belonged to the merchant-bourgeoisie, who were prouder of their richly emblazoned shop signs than the hereditary nobility of their heraldic bearings.
He bore no arms save the long and heavy sword which hung at his saddle-bow; but Terlake carried in front of him the high wivern-crested bassinet, Ford the heavy ash spear with swallow-tail pennon, while Alleyne was entrusted with the emblazoned shield.
It was before him, served with almost incredible despatch - a small cobwebbed bottle and a glass of quaint shape, on which were beautifully emblazoned a coronet and fleur-de-lis.
Porthos, seeing this, retwisted his mustache, elongated his imperial a second time, and began to make signals to a beautiful lady who was near the choir, and who not only was a beautiful lady, but still further, no doubt, a great lady--for she had behind her a Negro boy who had brought the cushion on which she knelt, and a female servant who held the emblazoned bag in which was placed the book from which she read the Mass.
As I examined the heterogeneous collection of odds and ends that is always to be found in the pocket-pouch of a Martian warrior my hand fell upon the emblazoned radium flash torch of the black dator.
Upon its bow was emblazoned the signia of a lesser noble of a far city of the empire of Helium.
It required but a few moments for the ape-man to clothe himself in the tights, sandals, and parrot emblazoned yellow tunic of the dead soldier.
But for the momentary shining of the sun upon the emblazoned device on the prow of your craft, I had passed on unknowing."