Words I Love 68 – Emboldened

New word today – it’s been a while…

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embolden

ɪmˈbəʊld(ə)n,ɛm-/

verb

past tense: emboldened; past participle: emboldened
  1. 1.
    give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
    “emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers”
    synonyms: give courage, make brave/braver, encourage, hearten, strengthen,fortify, stiffen the resolve of, lift the morale of; More

    antonyms: dishearten, discourage
  2. 2.
    cause (a piece of text) to appear in a bold typeface.
    “centre, embolden, and underline the heading”
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