Complete Definition of "embolden"

English

Etymology
bold|Bold + em- -en, prebilabial intensifying verbal circumfix.<ref name="OED-etym">The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) states that embolden was formed by the simultaneous prefixing of en- (or in-) and suffixing of -en, which, by definition, constitutes circumfixation.</ref>

Pronunciation
RP IPA|/ÉmËbÉÊldÉn/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊldÉn|-ÉÊldÉn

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive Render (someone) more bold or courageous.
  2. transitive encourage|Encourage, inspire, or motivate.
  3. transitive Format text in bold type.

Quotations
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References
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