- When you tell your husband to speak up at work and ask for a raise because he deserves it, this is an example of when you embolden him.
- When you make textbold, this is an example of a time when you embolden.
To embolden is to cheer someone on, to give someone courage or confidence or to make text bold.
to give courage to; cause to be bold or bolder
Origin of emboldenem- (see en-) + bold + -en
transitive verbem·bold·ened, em·bold·en·ing, em·bold·ens
To foster boldness or courage in. See Synonyms at encourage.
(third-person singular simple present emboldens, present participle emboldening, simple past and past participle emboldened)
em- + bold + -en