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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.]
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|Adj.||1.||ennobling - investing with dignity or honor; "the dignifying effect of his presence"; "the ennobling influence of cultural surroundings"|
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
|2.||ennobling - tending to exalt; "an exalting eulogy"; "ennobling thoughts"|
inspiring - stimulating or exalting to the spirit
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