embolden


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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 ?
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.
'My dear ma'am,' said Mr Chester, 'you embolden me to be plain with you.
I was greatly refreshed by this, and emboldened by the fact that no enquiring tentacle followed the noise of my pumping.
So I am emboldened to suggest, here and now, three things:
No, sir; not yet, said Stubb, emboldened, I will not tamely be called a dog, sir.
From this complacence, the critics have been emboldened to assume a dictatorial power, and have so far succeeded, that they are now become the masters, and have the assurance to give laws to those authors from whose predecessors they originally received them.
This done, emboldened by what they considered cowardice on the part of the white men, they neglected their usual mode of bush-fighting, and advanced openly within twenty paces of the willows.
Having added one of the titles, The Hanging Judge, to the list of projected plays, now thrown aside, and emboldened by my husband's offer to give me any help needed, I concluded to try and write it myself.
'Yer know, Work'us,' continued Noah, emboldened by Oliver's silence, and speaking in a jeering tone of affected pity: of all tones the most annoying: 'Yer know, Work'us, it can't be helped now; and of course yer couldn't help it then; and I am very sorry for it; and I'm sure we all are, and pity yer very much.
The harebrained self-conceit which had emboldened Wamba to undertake this dangerous office, was scarce sufficient to support him when he found himself in the presence of a man so dreadful, and so much dreaded, as Reginald Front-de-B uf, and he brought out his pax vobiscum, to which he, in a good measure, trusted for supporting his character, with more anxiety and hesitation than had hitherto accompanied it.
The mason, after hesitating a long time between two-pounds-ten and five pounds, was emboldened by a fellow-workman, who treated him to some hot whiskey and water, to name the larger sum.
Emboldened by her beauty and gentleness, I ventured to reply, "Before, madam, I answer your question, allow me to say how grateful I am for this meeting, which is not only a consolation to me in my own heavy sorrow, but may perhaps enable me to render your lot happier," and then I told her who I was, and how I had come there.